Participants in the Ministerial Health Leaders' Forum in June 2013 at Harvard Kennedy School

Participants in the Ministerial Health Leaders' Forum in June 2013 at Harvard Kennedy School

Ministerial Leadership in Health Program: an overview

November 12, 2013 — Since its inception in fall 2011, Harvard’s Ministerial Leadership in Health Program has supported the work of nearly 30 health ministers from around the globe. The goal of the program, a joint initiative of Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School, is to help health ministers—particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa, India and other parts of Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East—in their efforts to strengthen public health services in their countries and improve health outcomes.

Karen Feldscher

Learn more about the program:

Implementing policy priorities a focus at workshop for health ministry officials (November 2013)

Strengthening African health systems (October 2013)

African finance ministers convene at Harvard to discuss health financing (May 2013)

Health ministry teams gather in South Africa for regional workshop (November 2012)

Harvard welcomes global health ministers (June 2012)

Ministerial Leadership in Health Program launches (November 2011)

CIFF grant supports new health leadership development program (Fall 2011)

From left: Majozi Vincent Sithole of Swaziland, Timothy Thahane of Lesotho, and Trevor Manuel of South Africa at an October 2013 roundtable for African finance ministers on ways to boost health systems

From left: Majozi Vincent Sithole of Swaziland, Timothy Thahane of Lesotho, and Trevor Manuel of South Africa at an October 2013 roundtable for African finance ministers on ways to improve health systems

Dean Julio Frenk with South African Deputy President the Hon. Kgalema Motlanthe at the launch of the program in Pretoria in November 2011.

Dean Julio Frenk with South African Deputy President the Hon. Kgalema Motlanthe at the launch of the program in Pretoria in November 2011