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A Management Sciences for Health-led team of global health organizations has been selected by USAID to implement the Technical Assistance and Support Contract (TASC 4)-Africa. TASC 4-Africa is one of USAID’s primary mechanisms to contribute to improvements in the health of people in sub-Saharan Africa, especially women, children, and other vulnerable populations.  TASC 4-Africa will play a key role in USAID’s central initiatives, Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and Creating an AIDS-free Generation.

 {Photo credi: Warren Zelman}Democratic Republic of the Congo.Photo credi: Warren Zelman

We spoke with Management Sciences for Health (MSH)’s Beth Yeager, MHS, Principal Technical Advisor, Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program, and Chair, Maternal Health Supplies Caucus, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, about MSH’s global technical leadership on improving access to maternal health medicines and commodities. MSH serves as an active member of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC) and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition. Beth Yeager

{Photo credit: Mark Tuschman}Photo credit: Mark Tuschman

Leadership, management, and governance skills are critical for medical, nursing, and public health professionals. The MSH-led, US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project with project partner Amref Health Africa developed an action-based learning, in-service certificate course to equip midwife managers with the leadership, management, and governance skills they need to deliver quality health services.

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