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Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization working to save lives and improve health by strengthening health systems in over 40 countries, welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors. The new members bring wide-ranging experience to MSH in the fields of medical research, women’s leadership, reproductive health and rights, and philanthropy.

{Photo credit: Warren Zelman, 2012 MSH Photo Fellow}Photo credit: Warren Zelman, 2012 MSH Photo Fellow

From a pool of more than 140 submissions, Management Sciences of Health (MSH) is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2014 MSH Photography Fellowship: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu of France and Mark Tuschman of the US. MSH first launched our Global Photography Fellowship in December of 2012. Tuschman and Dubourthoumieu will each receive a $4,000 honorarium and spend up to two weeks documenting the breadth of MSH’s work in the countries where we work. Travels to the chosen MSH footprint countries will occur from January to April of 2014.

{Photo credit:  Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory}Photo credit: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

MSH is deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela (“Madiba”), South Africa’s iconic first black president who fought to overthrow the oppression of apartheid. Madiba’s unwavering commitment to reconciliation, peace, and human dignity were hallmarks of his  legendary “long walk to freedom.” In 1993, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize. In later years after his retirement, Mandela revealed that his son and daughter-in-law had died due to HIV & AIDS and became a courageous advocate, defying the government’s denial of the epidemic.

EVIDENCE Project Will Respond to Critical Challenges for Scaling Up Quality Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programs

MSH is pleased to announce that Dr. Fabio Castaño, MSH’s Global Technical Lead for Family Planning, has been selected to serve as a member of the Market Dynamics Working Group for Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). FP2020 is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have.

{Photo credit: Lisa Folda, Courtesy of Photoshare}Photo credit: Lisa Folda, Courtesy of Photoshare

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce the start of a new project in Madagascar with USAID/Madagascar, The USAID Primary Health Care (PHC) project. PHC is  a five-year initiative to increase community-based primary health care service uptake and the adoption of healthy behaviors, particularly for women of reproductive age, infants, and children under five.  The project will focus its efforts in six of Madagascar’s 22 regions, where access to and quality of primary health care services is limited.

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