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The Role of Individual and Community Normative Factors

Unlike other African countries, Mali’s fertility rate remains at a relatively high rate of 6.8 births per woman. Little research exists on the role that community norms play in use of family planning, particularly in low prevalence countries. Data on 7,671 women from the 2001 Mali Demographic and Health Survey were analyzed to assess the effects of individual and community factors on the adoption of modern contraceptive methods.

Leadership and Management

A broken health system is a silent killer. People get sicker and die in disproportionate numbers just as they do during an epidemic. Yet the culprit is not lack of knowledge. Nor is it always a shortage of funds. Technically and medically, we know what to do to reduce illness and save lives. But what is sorely amiss is the dearth of knowledge and skill to manage these very complicated health systems. Dr. William H. Foege sums up the issue as "global health waits expectantly for management to match its science."

Strong Ministries for Strong Health Systems

The study and report were commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation to explore the feasibility of establishing a support mechanism for ministers and ministries of health especially in the poorest countries, as part of the Foundation’s Transforming Health Systems initiative.

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    Leading Global Health Blog

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.

     

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