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Why is Gender Responsiveness in Health Governance so important? Gender-responsiveness in governance has the potential to enhance positive health outcomes not only for women but also for the entire community. Women play three important roles in a health system: 1) as decision makers; 2) as health workers and health care providers; and 3) as users of services.

This resource was designed to help Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the health sector to become more effective, efficient, results oriented, and sustainable.

All medicines carry some risk of adverse events; although certain risks are identified when medicines are tested during clinical trials, others aren’t recognized until after the medicine is on the market and has been used in “real world” settings.

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Governance Guides: Five Essential Practices of GovernanceIn this series of Governance Guides, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), through USAID's Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, shares practical ways to govern your health system well -- even if you have little prior experience in governance. The guides are written for: Ministers of Health or Directors of a department i

The Facilitator’s Guide for Integrating Leadership and Management Curriculum into Pre-service Health Institutions guide leads local leadership and management facilitators from health education institutes through the process of integrating practical, action-oriented leadership and management approaches into pre-service health curricula using a three phased approach: (1) engagement; (2) adapta

This publication makes the case for putting people at the center of health systems strengthening.

Good governance involves constantly striving for better results and improved effectiveness. It requires an interest in and commitment towards continuous improvement. This guide discusses actions that can improve organizations' governance on a continuing basis.

Participation in problem definition improves the quality of solutions and the willingness of stakeholders to help define practical ways to implement the solutions. Stakeholder participation to define solutions in turn improves the willingness and ability of stakeholders to implement the solutions.

This training handbook is designed to facilitate the governance orientation and continuing governance education of the leaders and officials who govern district health systems.

This handbook is designed to facilitate the governance orientation and education for leaders and officials who govern hospitals. When used by the facilitators in conjunction with the LMG Project’s guides and learning resources, participants will be able to master and apply the five practices of good governance in their organization, improving its performance.

The Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) Project used this guide with Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and introduced it to WAHO member states during the Good Practices Forum in July 2015. In January 2016 it was shared with participants at the International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia. 

This field guide has been designed to be used by health program directors and managers of community-based programs who are considering using community mobilization to improve health at the individual, family, and community level.

The tool uses a scale from 1-5 to rate the capacity of the CSO in four specific M&E dimensions: 1. Planning2. Structures and human resources3. Process and procedures4. Data and information management

The Training of Facilitators Guide was addresses the need to develop strong facilitators of the Leadership Development Program. This tool provides a step-by-step guide to delivering a workshop that will help build a critical mass of facilitators with the necessary skills to lead the six-month-long Leadership Development Program with minimum oversight.

Using the standard dashboard can improve organizational performance by enhancing reporting processes, reducing the volume of data and information targeted at an overwhelmed manager, and promoting timely decision-making.

This pre-service guide leads local L&M facilitators from health education institutes through the process of integrating practical, action-oriented L&M approaches into pre-service health curricula using a three phased approach: (1) engagement; (2) adaptation; and (3) implementation and institutionalization.

This I-Kit was created to guide organizations that seek to broaden their funding base to reflect a hybrid of revenue streams including fees from clients, funding from donors, corporate sponsors, public sector subsidies, charitable contributions and other funding or investment mechanisms.

The Essential Management Package (EMP) is a toolkit of proven leadership development approaches that has been tailored for use by physical rehabilitation centers or other organizations providing services to people with disabilities.

Improving governance is one of the essential elements of realizing the dream of a strong health system achieving greater health impact. Good governance enables the effective use of medicines, information, human resources, and finances to deliver better health service performance and better health outcomes.

PROGRES is a master organizational capacity assessment tool developed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) staff in February 2014.

The communication and coaching skills program supports managers in the health care system to coach their teams and nurture their staff for improved organizational performance also supporting the implementation of other development interventions.

These briefing cards detail the linkages between sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and other key development issues including environmental sustainability, gender equality, economic growth, educational attainment, and broader health goals.

Obstetric fistula is an injury to the birth canal, resulting from prolonged labour, that has devastating physical and psychological effects on women's lives. Its persistence reveals vast inequities in access to and quality of reproductive health care.

A government budget must be comprehensive and transparent to allow citizens to hold government accountable for managing public funds.