Having worked in the health field, especially in HIV and AIDS, in Cambodia for more than 30 years, I have seen the strong impact leadership can have on all levels of the health-care system, from village clinics to district hospitals to ministry of health offices. Leadership involves passion and commitment, and the desire to do the right things. I congratulate Professor Satia and his co-authors’ for developing this book and bringing it to our attention.
There is an acute deficit of management in public health in developing world. Within management development, leadership training is further neglected. This book based on Professor Satia and his co-authors’ extensive research and experience in management as well as leadership training for health program managers and NGO leaders will definitely fill this leadership chasm in health in developing world. I am sure it will become a valued guide to all aspiring health leaders.
“A very timely addition to the public health literature...The book offers a framework for public health leadership, with details of the different competencies and actions required… It is illustrated with case studies and lessons learned from all over the world. These cases provide a great overview of the state of global public health…[which] is refreshing… useful as a textbook for public health degree course...and a handy professional guide… it will help build the public health leadership the country so urgently needed.