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 {Photo credit: Russell Watkins/DFID}Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin speaking at the London Summit on Family PlanningPhoto credit: Russell Watkins/DFID

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) mourns the sudden passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “Dr. Osotimehin was a tireless advocate for women, girls, and youth. MSH was proud to collaborate with him in Nigeria - partnering when he was Minister of Health to strengthen the country’s health system - and at UNPFA, standing beside him on the global stage advocating for the health, rights, and empowerment of women and girls,” said Marian W. Wentworth, MSH President & CEO. “Dr.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Geneva, Switzerland – Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health organization strengthening health systems worldwide, welcomes the historic election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization. Set to start in his new role on July 1st, Dr. Tedros is a recognized public health leader from Ethiopia who has worked tirelessly for the health and wellbeing of all people over a career that spans more than three decades.

$2.2 billion – roughly 26% – overall cuts to global health programs Family planning and reproductive health assistance eliminated  Development assistance zeroed out in 37 countries Cuts to Department of Health and Human Services that support global health, global health research and development, and global health security

{Photo credit: Chevenee Reavis/MSH}Photo credit: Chevenee Reavis/MSH

Arlington, VA — The U.S. State Department yesterday announced plans for implementing the current administration’s expanded Global Gag Rule, renaming it “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” In its new form, this policy risks the lives, health, and resiliency of families, communities, nations, and economies. The Administration’s unveiled expansion imposes restrictions to all global health assistance provided by the Department of State, USAID, and the Department of Defense, totaling over $8.8 billion dollars in more than 60 vulnerable countries.

Arlington, VA -- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is encouraged by the nomination of Mark Andrew Green to serve as the next Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr. Green serves as President of the International Republican Institute and is the former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, where he oversaw some of the U.S. Government's largest development programs. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Green championed legislation to promote global health.

Read about MSH presence at the World Health Assembly Provisional agenda item 13.3 – Health systems Addressing the global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines

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