Mission and Vision
Our Approach to Health Impact
MSH, a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.
- Effective local leaders and local institutions create lasting health impact.
- Health is a human right, realized progressively through access to health care for all and healthy living conditions.
- Healthy people and communities contribute to economic vitality and political stability.
- Better evidence to scale up proven methods and technologies will achieve widespread health impact.
These values unite MSH as a global community dedicated to our mission. We hold ourselves accountable to live up to these values in our daily work.
We aspire to earn the trust of our partners, our clients, and one another by upholding the highest ethical standards. We strive to do what we say we will do.
We challenge ourselves to achieve exceptional quality in our work. Every employee makes a unique contribution to positive health impact for the people we serve.
MSH’s culture is infused with optimism, passion and energy. We honor our history by learning from the past and we embrace new, creative ideas for a better future.
Respect and fairness are the cornerstones of collaborative relationships. We appreciate others’ contributions and offer ours with humility.
The success of our colleagues and partners is at the heart of our work. In this spirit, we support local leaders in finding local solutions for their challenges.