MSH Welcomes Nomination of Gayle Smith as New USAID Administrator

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) applauds the nomination by President Obama of Gayle Smith as the new USAID Administrator to succeed Raj Shah. Since 2009, Ms. Smith has served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development and Democracy on the National Security Council staff.  She coordinated the Administration's critical initiatives to advance development and global health including the Global Health Security Agenda, Feed the Future, and others. Ms. Smith is committed to bringing development on par with diplomacy and defense as part of the Administration’s three-pronged toolkit for foreign policy.

For over 40 years, MSH has partnered with USAID on global health projects. We look forward to collaborating with Ms. Smith, if confirmed, on our mutual commitment of saving lives and improving health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. 

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