When it comes to tackling global health issues — such as malaria, malnutrition or a lack of maternal health care — a project’s level of success can certainly vary. There are various factors that determine whether a project will yield the hoped-for results, and many lessons implementers can learn along the way.
A part of striving for that success could mean knowing when to end a project and when to pass it on to others.
“One of the harsh issues that I have to deal with in this work, and we should all be doing more of, is being really clear when things shouldn’t be continued,” said Steve Davis, president and chief executive officer of nonprofit organization PATH.
This is just one of many things the global health organization has learned in its bid to save more lives across the globe. For more tips from Davis on how to implement a successful global health project, watch the video above.
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Naomi Mihara is a video journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.
Helen Morgan is an editorial associate at Devex. She has a background in human rights, radio and journalism, and has written for a variety of international publications while living and working in Buenos Aires, New York and Shanghai. She is now based in Barcelona and supports editorial content on campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. She is currently studying a master's degree in contemporary migration.
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