Putting management capacity building at the forefront of health systems strengthening; Comment on “Management matters: A leverage point for health systems strengthening in global health”

Valerie A. Yeager, Jane Bertrand

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The current limited focus on management in global health activities is highly problematic given the amounts of financial and human resources that are pouring into health system strengthening interventions and the complexity of clinical operations across settings. By ensuring that public health and healthcare practitioners in domestic and international settings receive management training in their educational programs and that we build management capacity among individuals already in the health workforce, we can begin to prepare for more effective health systems strengthening efforts. Rigorous evaluation of health systems strengthening and the impact of management capacity building is crucial to building evidence for the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Global health
  • Health system strengthening
  • Management
  • Strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Health Information Management

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