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Geneva, Switzerland – Health stakeholders, experts, and policy makers will join together once again this May at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is sponsoring events focused on advancing the Global Health Security Agenda and building stronger and more resilient health systems in fragile environments, especially for women and children. Selected events listed below. Journalists are invited to attend. May 21, 2017 – May 27, 2017 A Reception and Conversation with MSH President and CEO, Marian Wentworth

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April 25 is World Malaria Day, and this year the World Health Organization (WHO) is shining a spotlight on prevention, the cornerstone of malaria control efforts globally. While many countries with ongoing malaria transmission have reduced the burden of this disease significantly, the work is far from over. According to the WHO, in 2015 alone, there were an estimated 212 million new cases of malaria. That same year, malaria claimed the lives of almost half a million people worldwide, mainly young African children.

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April 08, 2017

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in February 2014 and is a growing partnership of over 50 nations, international organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders to help build countries’ capacity to help create a world secure from infectious disease threats. GHSA acknowledges the essential need for a multilateral and multi-sectoral approach to strengthen both the global capacity and nations' capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases threats.  This session will review the successes and limitations of GHSA in its efforts to strengthen bo

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