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Written by an international panel of distinguished global healthexperts, this book distills valuable lessons from a wide variety ofsuccessful health programs that have been implemented around theworld. Global Health Leadership and Management givespractical suggestions for enhancing and developing the essentialskills of leadership, management, communication, and projectplanning for health care leaders. The book will assist healthleaders to work well within their communities and effectively plan,direct, implement, and evaluate effective programs andactivities. Global Health Leadership and Managementoutlines and describes such core competencies as

  • Identifying challenges and developing and managing policy
  • Developing strategies, pathways, and solutions
  • Creating networks and partnerships and planning for change
  • Learning from experience to build a generation of leaders
  • Leading and managing teams by recognizing and celebratingsuccess
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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)

Meet the Author

William H. Foege, M.D., M.P.H., is senior medicaladvisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He isPresidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at theRollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta. Heserved as director for the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention from 1977 to 1983 and then as the executive director ofthe Carter Center and the executive director of the Task Force forChild Survival and Development.

Nils Daulaire, M.D., M.P.H., is president andchief executive officer of the Global Health Council, theworld’s largest membership alliance dedicated to advancingpolicies and programs to improve health throughout the world. Hehas worked for two decades in health care in developing countriesand served as the deputy assistant administrator for policy andprogram coordination at the United States Agency for InternationalDevelopment. A Phi BetaKappa and summa cum laude graduate ofHarvard College, Boston, Daulaire received his medical degree fromHarvard Medical School and his master’s in public health fromJohns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a member of theNational Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine.

Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H., is the Edgar BermanProfessor and Chair of the Department of International Health ofthe Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr.Black is trained in internal medicine, preventive medicine,infectious diseases, and epidemiology. He has served as a medicalepidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and workedat institutions in Bangladesh and Peru on research related tochildhood infectious diseases and nutritional problems. He is alsoinvolved in the use of evidence in policy and programs, thedevelopment of research capacity, and the strengthening of publichealth leadership in developing countries.

Clarence E. Pearson, M.S.P.H., is senior advisorto the World Health Organization Office at the United Nations. Hewas formerly president and chief executive officer of the NationalCenter for Health Education and served as vice president of thePeter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and vicepresident and director of health and safety for Metropolitan LifeInsurance Company. Pearson conceived and serves as executive editorof a series of books on global health published by Jossey-Bass.Along with C. Everett Koop, M.D., he coedited the first in theseries, Critical Issues in Global Health.

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Table of Contents

About the Global Health Council.

Foreword (David Rockefeller).

Preface (William H. Foege).




Part One: Identifying Challenges and Developing and ManagingPolicy.

1. First Annual Gates Award for Global Health (Melinda FrenchGates).

2. A New Role for Corporate America: Partners in Global Healthand Development (Raymond V. Gilmartin).

3. From Challenges to Policy (Lee Jong-wook).

4. Managing Health, Health Care, and Aging (William D.Novelli).

Part Two: Developing Strategies, New Pathways, andSolutions.

5. Leadership, Equity, and Global Health (Harlan Cleveland).

6. HIV/AIDS: Lessons from Brazil (Susan Dentzer).

7. Corruption and Health Care: Need for New Solutions (PeterEigen).

8. Business Approach to HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa (Spencer T.King).

9. Health in the Developing World: Achieving the MillenniumDevelopment Goals (Jeffrey D. Sachs).

Part Three: Creating Networks and Partnerships and PlanningChange from Within.

10. Leadership and Management for Improving Global Health(Frances Hesselbein).

11. Creating Public Health Alliances: The American CancerSociety Experience (John R. Seffrin).

Part Four: Learning from Experience and Building a Generationof Leaders.

12. Leadership Development for Global Health (Jo IveyBoufford).

13. Challenges to Health in Eastern Europe and the Former SovietUnion: A Decade of Experience (Martin McKee).

14. Building the Next Generation of Leaders (Joy Phumaphi).

15. Creating Public Health Leaders: Public Health LeadershipInstitutes (William L. Roper and Janet Porter).

Part Five: Leading and Managing Teams While Recognizing andCelebrating Success.

16. Leading for Success (Nils Daulaire).

17. Epilogue: The Road Ahead (Kofi A. Annan).


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