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.