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Leadership Management: The New Prescription for Health Systems Strengthening

Posted By William Woodthorpe, Monday, February 22, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In a recent article in theGlobal Health Magazine, Joseph Dwyer and Sara Wilhelmsen highlight the necessity of strong leadership and management in the field of health care in developing countries.

Often, they say, the foremost issue plaguing a weak health system is not a lack of knowledge or a shortage of funds, but rather a dearth of experienced health care managers. Building the management and leadership capacity of health care managers and practitioners is a crucial step in improving service delivery. When leadership and management are strengthened, the pair argue, the rewards for the health system are high.

altRead the entire article at the Global Health Magazine’s website


Joseph Dwyer is the director of the Leadership, Management & Sustainability Program at Management Sciences for Health(MSH) and a GBSN health advisor. He has over 30 years of experience developing, managing, implementing, and advising health programs.

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