Global Health Leadership and Management

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William H. Foege, Nils M.P. Daulaire, Robert E. Black, Clarence E. Pearson
John Wiley & Sons, May 6, 2005 - Medical - 288 pages
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Written by an international panel of distinguished global healthexperts, this book distills valuable lessons from a wide variety ofsuccessful health programs that have been implemented around theworld. Global Health Leadership and Management givespractical suggestions for enhancing and developing the essentialskills of leadership, management, communication, and projectplanning for health care leaders. The book will assist healthleaders to work well within their communities and effectively plan,direct, implement, and evaluate effective programs andactivities. Global Health Leadership and Managementoutlines and describes such core competencies as
  • Identifying challenges and developing and managing policy
  • Developing strategies, pathways, and solutions
  • Creating networks and partnerships and planning for change
  • Learning from experience to build a generation of leaders
  • Leading and managing teams by recognizing and celebratingsuccess



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Indeed, monitoring, evaluation and learning review is one of the most important aspects of global/public health interventions. Particularly, well designed programs based on need assessment and contextualized implementation modality is very crucial in leading and managing priority health needs. To effectively and efficiently address health problems with meaningful public health outcomes, health care leaders have to have enhanced essential skills of leadership, management, communication, and advocacy. In general, individual professionals, academic/research centres, local/international public and non-public sectors should invest on leadership and management capacity building. Need based capacity building measures have to be taken as brand in the pubic health sector. 


Part II Developing Strategies New Pathways and Solutions
Part III Creating Networks and Partnerships and Planning Change from Within
Part IV Learning from Experience and Building a Generation of Leaders
Part V Leading and Managing Teams While Recognizing and Celebrating Success

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William H. Foege, M.D., M.P.H., is senior medicaladvisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He isPresidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at theRollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta. Heserved as director for the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention from 1977 to 1983 and then as the executive director ofthe Carter Center and the executive director of the Task Force forChild Survival and Development.

Nils Daulaire, M.D., M.P.H., is president andchief executive officer of the Global Health Council, theworld’s largest membership alliance dedicated to advancingpolicies and programs to improve health throughout the world. Hehas worked for two decades in health care in developing countriesand served as the deputy assistant administrator for policy andprogram coordination at the United States Agency for InternationalDevelopment. A Phi BetaKappa and summa cum laude graduate ofHarvard College, Boston, Daulaire received his medical degree fromHarvard Medical School and his master’s in public health fromJohns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a member of theNational Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine.

Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H., is the Edgar BermanProfessor and Chair of the Department of International Health ofthe Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr.Black is trained in internal medicine, preventive medicine,infectious diseases, and epidemiology. He has served as a medicalepidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and workedat institutions in Bangladesh and Peru on research related tochildhood infectious diseases and nutritional problems. He is alsoinvolved in the use of evidence in policy and programs, thedevelopment of research capacity, and the strengthening of publichealth leadership in developing countries.

Clarence E. Pearson, M.S.P.H., is senior advisorto the World Health Organization Office at the United Nations. Hewas formerly president and chief executive officer of the NationalCenter for Health Education and served as vice president of thePeter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and vicepresident and director of health and safety for Metropolitan LifeInsurance Company. Pearson conceived and serves as executive editorof a series of books on global health published by Jossey-Bass.Along with C. Everett Koop, M.D., he coedited the first in theseries, Critical Issues in Global Health.

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