Health topics



Effective leadership and management are essential to scaling up the quantity and quality of health services and to improving population health.

Good leadership and management are about:

  • providing direction to, and gaining commitment from, partners and staff;
  • facilitating change; and
  • achieving better health services through efficient, creative and responsible deployment of people and other resources.

Strengthening leadership and management requires the fulfillment of four main conditions: adequate numbers of managers deployed, managers with appropriate competencies, functioning management support systems and a work environment that expects, supports and rewards good management performance.