Overview

Essential reading for those who work in global health, this practical handbook focuses on what might be the most important lesson of the last fifty years: that collaboration is the best way to make health resources count for disadvantaged people around the world. Designed as a learning resource to catalyze fresh thinking, Real Collaboration draws from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats. In honest appraisals, participants share their missteps as ...
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Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed

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Overview

Essential reading for those who work in global health, this practical handbook focuses on what might be the most important lesson of the last fifty years: that collaboration is the best way to make health resources count for disadvantaged people around the world. Designed as a learning resource to catalyze fresh thinking, Real Collaboration draws from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats. In honest appraisals, participants share their missteps as well as their successes. Based on these stories, as well as on analyses of many other enterprises, this accessible, engaging book distills the critical factors that can increase the likelihood of success for those who are launching or managing a new partnership.

• Features a solutions-oriented approach

• Covers leadership skills, management approaches and lessons from experienced project teams

• Information is clearly presented in graphics, sidebars, checklists, and other useful features

• Supplementary teaching aids including a DVD and additional online resources
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“Recommended.”
Jama - Dennis Rosen

“This book should be required reading for anyone considering setting out on the path of a global health initiative.”
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Meet the Author

Mark L. Rosenberg is President and CEO of The Task Force for Global Health. Elisabeth S. Hayes is Associate Director of the Center for Global Health Collaboration at The Task Force for Global Health. Margaret H. McIntyre is President of MHM Associates. Nancy Neillis a writer and consultant who has worked with global health teams for more than a decade.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Daniel M. Fox Carmen Hooker Odom Samuel L. Milbank ix

Preface William H. Foege xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction: Why Collaboration Matters and Why it Happens Too Rarely 1

Part 1 Challenges Affecting Collaboration

2 The Diverse Landscape of Global Health 17

3 Nature of the Disease / Threat 31

4 Cultural and Social Challenges 52

Part 2 Insights from Past Partnerships

5 Lessons along the Partnership Pathway 69

6 The First Mile 85

7 The Journey: Discipline and Flexibility in Management 108

8 The Journey: Complementary Leadership Roles 127

9 The Last Mile 143

10 Ways for Donors to Encourage Collaboration 157

11 Conclusion: The Purpose of Real Collaboration 176

Toolkits The First Mile 179

The Journey: Management 197

The Journey: Leadership 211

The Last Mile 222

The Donor 133

Appendix 1 Coalitions and Collaboration in Global Health: A Dialogue Hosted by the Task Force for Global Health (formerly the Task Force for Child Survival and Development) 243

Appendix 2 Coalitions and Collaboration in Global Health: A Symposium for Global Health Leaders 145

Works Cited 249

Index 253

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