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 {Photo courtesy of Sherri Haas}MSH staff at the Global Digital Health Forum 2017.Photo courtesy of Sherri Haas

Management Sciences for Health’s work across the digital health spectrum was shared at the Global Digital Health Forum 2017 (GDHF 2017) in Washington, D.C. December 4-6, 2017. The GDHF is the premier global conference on the use of digital technology for health in low- and middle-income countries. MSH is an Advisory Board Member of the Global Digital Health Network and contributed substantially to development of the conference. The theme this year was The Evolving Digital Health Landscape: Progress, Achievements, and Remaining Frontier.

SOWCHAN state representatives with CaTSS Deputy Project Director Dr. Ndulue Nwokedi (left), Acting Nigeria Country Representative Olumide Elegbe (center), and CaTSS Project Director Dr. Med Makumbi (right) at the MSH office in Ahuja.

To commemorate 2017 World AIDS Day in Nigeria, MSH supported an advocacy march by the Society for Women and Children Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (SOWCHAN) on December 1st. SOWCHAN members walked to the Nigeria National Assembly to create awareness about the challenges women and children living with HIV/AIDS face across the country.

{Photo Credit: Sarah Lagot/MSH}TRACK TB's Chief of Party, Dr. Raymond Byaruhanga takes the Lira Hospital staff on a tour of the newly constructed MDR TB ward.Photo Credit: Sarah Lagot/MSH

According to guidelines set by the World Health Organization, the management of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) requires patients to be hospitalized for a short period of time before being released to seek daily treatment from a nearby health facility. Despite this requirement, the Lira and Soroti regional hospitals in Uganda both lacked admission facilities suitable for the treatment of MDR-TB.

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