Through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, Merck operates in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. Merck for Mothers, known as MSD for Mothers outside the United States and Canada, is a 10-year, $500 million initiative to reduce maternal mortality worldwide. This focused program applies Merck's scientific and business expertise—as well as its financial resources and experience—in taking on tough global healthcare challenges.
Using leading practices from Accenture Strategy Talent & Organization, Accenture Development Partnerships developed a comprehensive management assessment tool and recommended intervention outline consisting of:
Tool and process components
Competency building curriculum
Change adoption activities to improve the decision-making ability of clinicians in leadership positions.
Accenture Development Partnerships demonstrated that it is feasible and realistic to complete a management capability assessment in a low resource setting, and that significant capability gaps do exist among clinicians in leadership positions.