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Spend . . . time understanding the world and understanding other people. Never assume that what you think or how you see things is how others see it. If you don’t do that, the price you have to pay is failure of your leadership.

Peter Piot, MD, PhD

If I’m not bringing someone along with me and teaching them how to take over after I’m gone, I’m not doing my job.

Thurma Goldman, MD, MPH

As a leader, the first thing you’ve got to do is understand the aspirations and the feelings and the values of the people you are working with or you are trying to convince.

Peter Piot, MD, PhD

If you set a vision and you turn over your shoulder and no one else is following you, you’re not leading.

The lowest person in the hierarchy has ideas, and it is important to listen to that person, to treat him or her respectfully, like they treat us.

Flavian Magari, MD, MSc

As you move from one culture to the other, it’s really important to understand what way or mode of communication works for that culture.

Baz Semo, MD, MPH

Anyone can be a leader. You don’t need to be born a leader. You can actually grow in your career, in your working life, and you can become a leader.

Celine Usiku, MA, BSc (Hons.)

A leader is a very special person that can touch the heart of whoever works with him or her, and can let ordinary people together do extraordinary things.

Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, PhD

If you expect anybody else to take risks, you also have to take risks. You have to feel what it is like to go out there, effectively into the trenches, and be there together with your staff.

Alice Maida, MBBS, MPH

About this Site

This collection of learning and training tools is designed to support global health leaders and managers. Developed by the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), the collection includes a rich cross section of videos clips and curriculum materials suitable for use in classroom trainings, distance learning programs, and as tools for self-reflection.


More than sixty interviews with global health leaders from Africa, India, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States, organized into two categories: longer profiles in leadership and shorter teaching clips.

Training Resources

Including curricula (presentations, facilitators’ guides, participant manuals, agendas) and other materials for use in training.