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BOSTON, MA (JUNE 16, 2003) — After more than two decades of war, the health of Afghanistan's people is among the worst in the world. More than 800 children die every day, largely from preventable causes. Nearly 1 in 4 Afghan children will not reach his or her fifth birthday, and their mothers do not fare much better. An Afghan woman is 100 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related problems than her American counterpart. These deaths are not only preventable but are also a reflection of the poor access to basic health services, and insufficient health education and awareness.

BOSTON, MA (JUNE 17, 2003) — Dr. Ronald W. O'Connor, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), announced today that Dr. Jonathan ("Jono") Quick, currently the Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy at the World Health Organization in Geneva, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer Designate on January 30, 2004, and will become MSH's CEO on July 1, 2004. Prior to joining WHO in 1995, Dr.

BOSTON, MA — Management Sciences for Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Mugyenyi as Principal Program Officer in its HIV/TB Unit.A world leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Mugyenyi's professional experience spans more than 20 years and includes work in The United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.Since 1992, Dr. Mugyenyi has served as the Executive Director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), a model center that has played a major role in the highly successful Uganda AIDS Control program.

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