Uganda: Our Impact

CAMBRIDGE, MA (MAY 19, 2008) — Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been selected to lead the District-based HIV/Tuberculosis (TB) Program in Uganda, focusing on the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities located in the eastern region of the country. USAID recently selected MSH to lead the five-year, $63 million program in hopes of decreasing HIV/TB rates in the region and support the expanded application of Lot Quality Assurance Surveys (LQAS) at the national level.

World AIDS Day, December 1, 2005Financial management is the Achilles heel for rapidly scaling up civil society's role in mitigating the HIV/AIDS pandemic, especially when the donor community is caught between the "rock" of getting the money out there and the "hard place" of timely and accurate financial reporting to keep the funds flowing.The challenge is to develop innovative agreements and management mechanisms that will get the money out into the community where it can do the most good, without putting an undue administrative burden on either the giver or the recipient.

Expediting the Roll-Out of TB and HIV/AIDS Programs"I have learnt that a laboratory service is the engine oil that lubricates the 'mechanical system' of the hospital, without which the engine breaks down. As a leader, I will ensure that the oil is always available."A participant in Uganda's Laboratory Performance Improvement Program used this metaphor to portray the power of laboratory management teams. These teams have broken through hospital barriers that hinder the roll-out of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programs.

In many developing countries, high HIV rates are over-burdening already fragile health systems. As these health sectors struggle to provide basic health services, they must now also make HIV/AIDS prevention, services, and care available. To contain the spread and minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS, several global initiatives are making large amounts of financial and medical resources available.

Through the Global Fund Technical Support Project, MSH will support Global Fund grantees around the world to build their organizational and human capacity for improved prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.CAMBRIDGE, MA —The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected Management Sciences for Health (MSH) to lead the Global Fund Technical Support (GFTS) Project, an initiative that provides technical assistance to grantees of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria who are working on the prevention and treatment of these di

BOSTON, MA — Management Sciences for Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Mugyenyi as Principal Program Officer in its HIV/TB Unit.A world leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Mugyenyi's professional experience spans more than 20 years and includes work in The United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.Since 1992, Dr. Mugyenyi has served as the Executive Director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), a model center that has played a major role in the highly successful Uganda AIDS Control program.


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