Advocacy and Social Mobilization
Making the world safe from epidemic threats requires a social engagement and targeted advocacy. MSH promotes global health security as an international priority and contributes to strategic leadership discussions at the highest political levels through contributions to the Advisory Board of the World Health Organization’s Joint External Evaluation Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and as a leader within the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium.
No More Epidemics Campaign
The No More Epidemics campaign worked with technical experts, US and international government leaders, and key civil society and private sector stakeholders to advocate for better prevention, preparedness, and response to infectious disease epidemics.
Established in 2015 by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), International Medical Corps (IMC), Save the Children (SC), and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), the global campaign grew to include 26 partners with a presence in 102 countries globally.
Campaign partners included civil society organizations, community-based organizations, private sector companies and academic institutions, working together to achieve the priority goals of the campaign:
Ensure the development of national preparedness plans include community protection and mitigation.
Ensure all States comply with the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Increase international and national funding levels for epidemic preparedness, prevention and response.
“It is clear that to truly be “Ready Together” for the next global pandemic, we must have a multilateral and multisectoral approach to strengthening the global capacity and nations’ capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats and that we must refine and improve health systems—so that they are capable of delivering everything it takes to keep people healthy and safe from infectious disease threats.”
- Marian W. Wentworth, President & CEO of Management Sciences for Health
No More Epidemics played a vital role in raising awareness on the importance of infectious disease preparedness, promoting the voice of civil society and emphasizing the importance of leadership and governance to stronger health security. In November 2017, the No More Epidemics campaign held it's final event, The Ready Together Conference as part of the campaign's global activities. The Campaign ended in December 2017, transitioning efforts into MSH’s global health security portfolio.