Essential reading for those who work in global health, this practical handbook focuses on what might be the most important lesson of the last fifty years: that collaboration is the best way to make health resources count for disadvantaged people around the world. Designed as a learning resource to catalyze fresh thinking, Real Collaboration draws from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats. In honest appraisals, participants share their missteps as well as their successes. Based on these stories, as well as on analyses of many other enterprises, this accessible, engaging book distills the critical factors that can increase the likelihood of success for those who are launching or managing a new partnership.
• Features a solutions-oriented approach
• Covers leadership skills, management approaches and lessons from experienced project teams
• Information is clearly presented in graphics, sidebars, checklists, and other useful features
• Supplementary teaching aids including a DVD and additional online resources
Mark L. Rosenberg is President and CEO of The Task Force for Global Health. Elisabeth S. Hayes is Associate Director of the Center for Global Health Collaboration at The Task Force for Global Health. Margaret H. McIntyre is President of MHM Associates. Nancy Neillis a writer and consultant who has worked with global health teams for more than a decade.
“This book should be required reading for anyone considering setting out on the path of a global health initiative.”—Dennis Rosen Jama
"This book addresses one of the major problems facing global health: leadership without cooperation." —President Jimmy Carter
"The fight for global health equity is a struggle that we can't even think about winning without the right partners. This book presents very important lessons about collaboration, including some that we learned from working together on MDR-TB in Peru. Anyone who wants to succeed in global health, to work effectively for social justice, should read and know how to practice Real Collaboration."—Paul Farmer, author of Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor
“Collaboration is imperative for success. The complexity of global health problems far exceed the capacity of individual organizations and governments to deal with them effectively. This book provides invaluable guidance for the leadership, managerial, organizational, and political competencies needed to achieve that critical collaboration.”—James E. Austin, author of The Collaboration Challenge
“This book should be required reading for everyone who works on health or development or in a large organization or bureaucracy."—Alison Drayton, Former Guyana Delegate to the United Nations