1st Edition

Leadership and Governance in Primary Healthcare An Exemplar for Practice in Resource Limited Settings

    126 Pages 10 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    126 Pages 10 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Good leadership and governance at all levels of the healthcare system is necessary for better performance of the system and health outcomes. Lack of good leadership and governance practices can lead to misuse of health system inputs such as human resources, health commodities and financial resources hence lowering the quality of services delivered. Thus, this guide was developed through collaborative efforts envisioned to respond to the needs of improving good governance practices at the primary healthcare level in resource-limited healthcare systems.

    Key Features:

    • Improves the management of primary health facilities
    • Helps the health facility managers and teams at primary healthcare level to effectively and efficiently lead and manage the facilities
    • Enumerates practical scenarios on health issues that commonly occur in health facilities and provides alternative ways of addressing the issues raised in the scenarios

    Chapter 1 Leadership and Governance
    Ntuli Kapologwe, Idda Lyatonga Swai, Anosisye Mwandulusya Kesale and James Kengia

    Chapter 2 Management and Governance of Health Facilities
    Anosisye Mwandulusya Kesale and Idda Lyatonga Swai

    Chapter 3 Health Services Delivery
    Albino Kalolo and Mwandu Kini Jiyenze

    Chapter 4 Health Workforce
    Godfrey Kacholi and Mackfallen Anasel

    Chapter 5 Health Information Systems
    Mackfallen Anasel and Godfrey Kacholi

    Chapter 6 Health Commodities and Technologies
    Mackfallen Anasel and Albino Kalolo

    Chapter 7 Health Financing and Financial Management
    Mwandu Kini Jiyenze, Boniphace Richard Marwa, Mackfallen Anasel and Albino Kalolo

    Chapter 8 Community Health Systems Management & Governance
    Ntuli Kapologwe, James Kengia, Mackfallen Anasel, Godfrey Kacholi, Idda Lyatonga Swai, Anosisye Mwandulusya Kesale, Mwandu Kini Jiyenze and Albino Kalolo


    Dr. Mackfallen G. Anasel is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Health Systems Management, School of Public Administration and Management at Mzumbe University.

    Dr Ntuli A. Kapologwe has served as District Medical Officer -Bahi, and Regional Medical officer -Shinyanga. Since January 2017 to date, he served as Director of Health, Social Welfare and Nutrition Services at the President's Office - Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities.

    Dr. Albino Kalolo is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Ifakara, Tanzania