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Medford, Mass—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today announced the appointment of Latanya Mapp Frett, JD, MPP, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Frett is the President and CEO of Global Fund for Women, a nonprofit foundation focused on women's human rights initiatives. “We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished and passionate global health leader to our Board of Directors,” said Lawrence Fish, Board Chairman of MSH. “Ms. Frett’s vast international and US government experience will enrich and guide MSH’s work in the coming years.”

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{Photo credit: Rejoice Phiri/MSH}Midwife Chirford Semu stands in the labor and delivery room at Bowe Health Center, in Dowa district, Malawi.Photo credit: Rejoice Phiri/MSH

Chirford Semu knows that time is of the essence when complications arise during labor and delivery. He is a midwife at Bowe Health Center in Dowa district, one of the most remote areas in Malawi. This single health center serves an estimated 42,445 people. Of these, 9,762 are women of childbearing age, and there are approximately 2,100 expected births per year in the district. Women who develop birth complications at this facility have to travel 96 kilometers on unpaved roads to reach Dowa District Hospital, the district’s referral facility.

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May 03, 2019

Please RSVP here to secure your place at the event.   Global health security has emerged as a top priority for the United States, as well as the international community. Infectious disease outbreaks can devastate communities and have far-reaching impacts on economic growth, political instability, and international development goals.  This event will convene key staffers for a discussion on how investments in global health security strengthen public health systems, drive economic growth, and contribute to a stronger and safer United States.