Editorial: Health leadership in sub-Saharan Africa

Harries, Anthony D.; Schouten, Erik J.; Ben-Smith, Anne; Zachariah, Rony; Phiri, Sam; Sangala, Wesley O. O.; Jahn, Andreas
October 2009
Tropical Doctor;Oct2008, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p193
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the condition of the health leadership in sub-Saharan Africa. He stresses that the delivery of health leadership in the country is characterized by bureaucratic consensus, plans, and processes, however, there is no enough emphasizes on assessing the impact of the said activities. The author emphasizes the need for health leaders to strive more to ensure that services function and health products are available to improve outcomes in the continent.


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