MSH to Lead Integrated Health Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Integrated Health Program (IHP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This 5-year project will create better conditions for, and increase the availability and use of, high-impact health services, products, and practices. The project will work in four provinces with 80 target health zones. Areas of focus are: family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis; neglected tropical disease; HIV & AIDS; and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
"After years of conflict, the people of the DRC – especially mothers and children – deserve a healthier future," said MSH President and CEO Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH. "We are excited to have this opportunity to expand our work with the Ministry of Health and our partners to strengthen the health system at all levels, especially in the communities. MSH brings extensive experience in the DRC- building human and institutional capacity in health, managing pharmaceuticals, integrating health services delivery, and working in conflict areas."
MSH will work with current health service providers, such as international and faith-based organizations, uniting them under a strategy to fully implement the minimum and complementary service packages that are at the core of improved basic health conditions for the Congolese people.
MSH implementing partners on the Integrated Health Program are the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC).