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Management Sciences for Health (MSH), with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, is working with partners to strengthen accountability for universal health coverage (UHC) at local, national, regional and global levels.

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) has launched version 3.0 of the QuanTB tool. QuanTB is a downloadable electronic forecasting, quantification, and early warning tool designed to improve procurement processes, ordering, and planning for TB treatment. QuanTB transforms complicated calculations into a user-friendly dashboard displaying key information for managing medicines and can help countries to avoid stock-outs and expiries of medicines.

MSH applauds the confirmation by the US Senate of Gayle Smith as the new USAID Administrator to succeed Rajiv 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.

 {Photo Credit: MSH Staff}MSH Vietnam StaffPhoto Credit: MSH Staff

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) honored MSH at a ceremony recognizing foreign NGOs' contributions to the country's sustainable development. The November 17 ceremony honored 45 organizations, chosen from a pool of 493 NGOs, at the event. Vietnam has worked with approximately 1,000 NGOs from 30 countries, which have disbursed more than $3 billion on poverty reduction, post-war recovery, public health, and other projects, according to Vietnam News.

The Federal Medical Center in Zamfara State, Nigeria presented MSH with a certificate of appreciation on October 28. The award recognizes MSH's contributions to HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support services in the state through the USAID-funded project, Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment (Pro-ACT). Pro-ACT is a five-year project implemented in five Nigerian states to build the capacity of the country's public, private, and community sectors for HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, control, care, and treatment. 

No More Epidemics seeks better global-level surveillance, more local-level health investment Johannesburg, South Africa – Despite significant advances in understanding how infectious diseases spread – and recent scares such as the outbreaks of SARS, H1N1 (swine flu) and Ebola – the world is still unprepared for the next major epidemic. But a new global campaign launched today is designed to address this threat, by calling for a comprehensive global response to prevent dangerous disease outbreaks from becoming full-blown epidemics.

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