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Lessons and Approaches to Support the Capacity Strengthening Priorities of Local Partners

  Supporting local partners to achieve their own development goals requires valid and reliable measures of current capacity so that gaps or areas of improvement can be addressed and monitored over time. This webinar, conducted by the USAID-funded Data for Impact project, shares experiences in adapting and managing tools to strengthen the capacity of organizations [more…]

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Building blocks of progress: Case studies in pharmaceutical systems strengthening

It takes a resilient pharmaceutical system working within and in support of a functioning health system to ensure access to products and services for the people who need them. Pharmaceutical system strengthening requires a coordinated response from policy makers to the dispenser at the local drug shop. It also requires systems strengthening work in governance, [more…]

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Leadership, Management, and Governance Project/National Malaria Control Programs Final Report
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The USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project has worked with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to provide long-term technical assistance to the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) of seven countries. The LMG/NMCP Project embedded Senior Technical Advisors within the NCMP, alongside the team, for two to four years. During this time, the advisor would [more…]

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Fighting Malaria with Skilled Leadership
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The Leadership, Management and Governance Project provided technical assistance to the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Lao PDR, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo, through the work and expertise of Senior Technical Advisors. These advisors, who are directly embedded within the NMCP, served as technical experts as well as day-to-day [more…]

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Technical Highlight: Long-term Technical Assistance Advisors
Technical Highlight: Long Term TA

From 2013 to 2017, the USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project provided technical assistance to seven National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs), through the placement of long-term technical advisors, in Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Lao PDR, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The LMG/NMCP Project’s experience suggested that this technical assistance model could be utilized in [more…]

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Designing and Implementing a Highly Effective Youth Leadership Program
Designing and Implementing a Highly Effective Youth Leadership Program

Youth leadership is a theory of youth development, in which young people gain the skills and knowledge necessary to lead civic engagement, civic reform, and community organizing activities. It is one way to promote positive youth development. Youth leadership is the meaningful participation of youth plus (at minimum) skills development and opportunities to unleash their [more…]

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Report: The Added Value of Combining a Leadership Development Program with Clinical Training on Postpartum Family Planning Service Delivery

Increasing access to and uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP)–family planning services started during the 12 months following delivery–has the potential to connect many women with life-saving information and services that prevent unintended pregnancies and avoid potentially adverse health outcomes. This report summarizes the findings from a research study to evaluate the added value of [more…]

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Pre-service Integration Guide

The Pre-service Integration Guide is designed to assist heads of departments and faculty in pre-service health training institutions that train medical, nursing, pharmacy, laboratory and other allied health professionals to successfully introduce practical and action-oriented leadership and management modules into pre-service curricula for their students. The Guide includes nine modules in a PDF and PowerPoint [more…]

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Network Strengthening Program (NSP)

The objective of the NSP is to improve network effectiveness to meet their member’s needs and enhance their long-term sustainability. The content of the program includes: membership and benefits, distributed leadership, network governance, financial systems and sustainability, and communications for resource mobilization. The program includes preparatory work to adapt the program to specific network needs, [more…]

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Advocating for Maternal Health: A Checklist for Private Sector Health Providers

Maternal health remains an urgent public health challenge for the global community. The private health sector — which includes independent physicians, nurses, and midwives; traditional practitioners; private clinics and hospitals; pharmacies, health shops, and drug outlets; and health insurers — has a unique ability to address this challenges, especially in providing maternal health care for [more…]

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