BOSTON, MA (JULY 1, 2004) — Effective today Dr. Ronald W. O'Connor, Founder of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) handed the duties and responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to Dr. Jonathan ("Jono") Quick, who returns to MSH from the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva where he served as the Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy. Prior to joining WHO in 1995, Dr. Quick had worked for over 20 years on issues of international health in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including almost 10 years with MSH.

HEADLINE: Expert Urges African Countries to Embrace Family Planning BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO (SEPTEMBER 7, 2004) — Sub-Saharan Africans can enjoy better health quality by taming population explosion and arresting the spiraling maternal and infant mortality rates through effective family planning and improved reproductive health practices, a health management expert has recommended.

By John Donnelly, Globe StaffJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (SEPTEMBER 24, 2004) — Meeting in Nigeria four years ago, African leaders set a goal that 60 percent of children and pregnant women in malaria-affected areas around the continent would be sleeping under bed nets by the end of 2005.Today, fewer than 5 percent in those areas use the nets, which are coated with insecticide to kill mosquitoes that carry the deadly disease.