Experiences of leadership in health care in sub- Saharan Africa

Article published in Human Resources for Health 2012, 10:33

Leslie Curry, Lauren Taylor, Peggy Guey-Chi Chen and Elizabeth Bradley

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Publication date: 13 September 2012


Leadership is widely regarded as central to effective health-care systems, and resources are increasingly devoted to the cultivation of strong health-care leadership. Nevertheless, the literature regarding leadership capacity building has been developed primarily in the context of high-income settings. Less research has been done on leadership in low-income settings, including sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in health care, with attention to historical, political and sociocultural context. We sought to characterize the experiences of individuals in key health-care leadership roles in sub-Saharan Africa.