Tuberculosis: Our Impact

 MSH was recently awarded a $60 million five-year follow-on project to the USAID-funded LMS-AIDS Care and Treatment (LMS-ACT) project. Under LMS-ACT (2007-2009), MSH has been assisting the government of Nigeria to take leadership of Nigeria’s HIV & AIDS response at both the federal and state levels, working with the Nigerian government to build the capacity of government health systems, improve health workers’ skills, and take full ownership of providing staff and resources for improved delivery, quality, and sustainability of HIV/AIDS/TB care.

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.

It has been over six decades since tuberculosis (TB) was deemed a treatable and curable disease. Yet it still remains one of the leading causes of death across the world, killing more than 1.5 million people per year. Despite myths about its danger, misinformation about its breadth, and ignorance about its true burden on the world’s population, TB remains one of the deadliest epidemics in the world. From low detection rates to drug-resistant strains to the continued threat of co-infection with HIV, we need to recognize just how important this fight is.

In the midst of Cité Soleil, one of the poorest slums in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, malnourished children and their needy mothers find safe haven at the Rosalie Rendu Center for Nutrition and Health, run by Saint Vincent de Paul nuns and supported by the MSH-implemented Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haïti (SDSH) Project .

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.

Today, as the sun rises over the rural villages of South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, community members witness what is becoming a common sight. A motorbike speeds by and its driver readily waves; today he does not stop to chat. He is Mtiteto Mfikile and he has work to do. Meanwhile, a village nurse hears the beep of her cell phone and she too gets to work - an SMS message from a nearby laboratory gives her TB smear results of a patient. She can start appropriate treatment now.

CAMBRIDGE, MA —To commemorate World AIDS Day 2007, the MSH-implemented HIV/AIDS Care and Support Project is sponsoring and organizing an array of activities in Ethiopia.

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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