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This Leaders Who Govern book is designed to help you explore, adapt, develop, master, support, and apply the practices of good governance in the context of health. The principles and practices you will find in this book apply to most types of organizations and also to sectors beyond health though focus in this book is to support better health care and greater health impact. Use this guide to shape how you invest in smarter governance of the programs and organizations in your health system. Whether in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), or decentralized ministries of health, people who lead, manage, or deliver health services benefit when governing bodies and governance decision-making processes are wise and ethical. This is particularly true for low-resourced health systems, which are the focus of this guide. www.leaderswhogovern.org.

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Success Stories

Ministry of health officials and provincial public health coordination committees (in Afghanistan), Ministry of health officials and their partner civil society organizations (in Nigeria, Togo, and Mali), MSH Master Trainers and University faculty (in Ethiopia), and Regional and district health officials (in Cote d’Ivoire) have used this tool. The tool was used in the course of governance workshops organized for the purposes of governance action planning, governance orientation, governance assessment, or governance training of trainers. The tool influenced governance knowledge and governance practice of the participants.

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  1. Madoda Elliot Jele

    I do acknowledge and appreciate the issues raised by my colleagues either through this forum or in the resources that have been posted here. I also take into account that Swaziland has set up a structure whose aim is to prevent and eradicate corruption of whatever form. However, pricing of medical commodities is very high. I acknowledge that the Government is fully in control of pricing in Government Health facilities. For example, elderly people do not pay user fees since both consultations and medication are subsidized. Nonetheless, one must point out that the medical private market is not under strict control. The pricing of medical commodities and services is not as controlled as like the control of bread price in the retail market. My appeal to relevant structures is that Councils or Boards should fulfil their accountability role at all cost, and if are not sure capacity building be instituted.

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