Global Health Leadership and Management / Edition 1

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Overview

Seventeen contributors from academia and the public and private sectors look to the field of for-profit management for experiences that apply to global health programs to improve the field's return on investment as measured by factors such as morbidity and mortality. The editors take as a working premise the idea that science and good intentions are not enough, and that what's needed for success in global health programs is a businesslike focus on specific objectives and strategies for reaching them. Chapters focus on the areas of identifying challenges and developing policy; developing strategies and solutions; creating networks and partnerships; learning from experience and building leaders; and managing teams. Lead editor Foegge teaches international health at Emory U. and is an adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Ross M. Mullner, PhD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book highlights the work of the Global Health Council (GHC), the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to advancing policies and programs that improve health around the world. It primarily discusses management and healthcare issues occurring in developing countries.
Purpose: The emphasis of this book is on how to make a global approach to health result in improvements of the health of poor people in economically poor countries. One of its main arguments is that the lack of management skills is the single most important barrier to improving health throughout the world.
Audience: This book is written for professionals in public health, policymakers, and politicians. The book brings together an impressive group of authors. They include, for example, David Rockefeller, who writes the foreword, and Kofi Annan, who writes the epilogue.
Features: This edited book contains 17 chapters. The chapters are divided into five areas: 1) identifying challenges and developing and managing policy; 2) developing strategies, new pathways, and solutions; 3) creating networks and partnerships and planning change from within; 4) learning from experience and building a generation of leaders; and 5) leading and managing teams while recognizing and celebrating success.
Assessment: This book is well written, interesting, and an enjoyable and easy read. Three chapters are particularly interesting: William Novelli's "Managing Health, Health Care and Aging," Susan Dentzer's "HIV/AIDS: Lessons from Brazil," and Dao De Ching's "Leading for Success."

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787971533
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/25/2005
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Public Health Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 First annual Gates award for global health 3
2 A new role for corporate America : partners in global health and development 9
3 From challenges to policy 25
4 Managing health, health care, and aging 37
5 Leadership, equity, and global health 55
6 HIV/AIDS : lessons from Brazil 75
7 Corruption and health care : need for new solutions 93
8 Business approach to HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa 103
9 Health in the developing world : achieving the millennium development goals 113
10 Leadership and management for improving global health 123
11 Creating public health alliances : the American Cancer Society experience 129
12 Leadership development for global health 147
13 Challenges to health in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union : a decade of experience 167
14 Building the next generation of leaders 187
15 Creating public health leaders : public health leadership institutes 201
16 Leading for success 217
17 Epilogue : the road ahead 227
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