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Haiti—A New Way Forward   InterAction Forum Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC Friday, June 4, 2010 1-3 PM   The international NGO community has been active in Haiti for decades, focusing on development work and shifting regularly to humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural disasters. The earthquake on January 12 has refocused the community not only on disaster preparedness and response, but also on how to be better partners in development with the population of Haiti and its government.

On May 24, 2010, 13 local Nigerian civil-society organizations (CSOs) in Kogi and Taraba states are signing grants to support their work in the areas of HIV prevention, community home-based care, care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and gender mainstreaming. Kogi and Taraba were selected given a high prevalence of HIV and predominance of hard-to-reach rural populations.

MSH is pleased to partner with the Global Health Council and PATH for a new series of discussions on Innovative Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health. Over the course of the next few months, we will address current issues and innovative approaches to expanding and improving maternal and child health programming in the developing world. Topics will include tools and technologies, the role of the private sector, adolescent health, and nutrition for mothers and children.

MSH and USAID hosted the End-of-Project Conference for the Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2010. Over the past five years, this USAID-funded program has helped to develop leaders and managers who achieve results in the areas of family planning/reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, infectious disease, maternal and child health, and areas of health service delivery.

MSH is proud to announce the launch of a new compilation of many of our most-used and well-recognized tools and resources: Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers.

On May 17, 2010, MSH and the United States Agency for International Development are presenting the Leadership, Management and Sustainability: Strengthening Health Systems, Achieving Public Health Results end-of-project conference in Washington, DC. The conference will highlight the Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program’s work in the field with participants from Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, and Peru, along with our partner ADRA International.