Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health: Our Impact

The Letlhabile Community Health Center in Madibeng sub-district, North West Province, South Africa more than doubled polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of HIV exposed babies at six weeks in six months. By August 2010, the community health center tested 89% of babies, up from 42% in March 2010.

The rural Eastern Cape communities in South Africa face a common set of problems when caring for people living with HIV & AIDS – the huge distance to hospital facilities and the large patient load at these facilities.

Clients relaxing in the Children's Room. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

A children’s playroom at the Children’s Specialist Hospital in Ilorin, Nigeria, is having tremendous success at attracting HIV+ mothers and children, increasing the numbers of adult and pediatric patients enrolled into care and treatment. The playroom is the result of a collaborative partnership between the USAID-funded Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment project (ProACT), a project led by Management Sciences for Health; the Kwara State Government of Nigeria; and local non-governmental organization the Well-Being Foundation.

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.

Afghanistan, Tech-Serve trainingAfghanistan's maternal and infant mortality statistics are universally recognized as being among the world's worst. One of the many reasons for this is the lack of awareness among the community about the importance of family planning to maternal and child health.

Miriam, in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan, has three children—two other infants died within days of birth. She has just given birth to her sixth child. This time, however, it was different from the previous pregnancies. She and her female relatives had learned from the local female community health worker about the importance of keeping the baby warm. The old custom of bathing the baby right after birth to make the newborn clean was dangerous because the baby easily became cold and then sick.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to join the Global Health Council, PATH, and Bread for the World for a briefing that will demonstrate the importance of integrating nutrition interventions into maternal and child heath activities as well as highlight the synergies between the Feed the Future Initiative and Global Health Initiative.Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, September 29th, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) hosted a Congressional Briefing, "What Did the 2010 International AIDS Conference (IAC) Mean for Women?" The event was sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D - CA) with Women and Gender Working Group of the Global AIDS Roundtable members: the Global AIDS Alliance, Global Health Council, International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS Global, Ipas, and Population Action International."The 2010 IAC made powerful statements about women," opened Janet Fleischman Senior Associate, Center for Strat

Washington, DC – As part of its Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health series, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) organized its fourth event, "Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to Improve Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health." The event was held at the US Capitol Visitor Center in collaboration with the Global Health Council and PATH and was sponsored by Congressman Russ Carnahan (D – MO). "This event comes in a timely manner with the release of the U.N.

Haitian children have suffered increasingly from malnutrition over the last decade. To address these needs, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d ‘Haiti – (SDSH) project led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) integrated nutritional monitoring into maternal and child health services in all 147 health centers sponsored by USAID.After the severe 2008 hurricane season in Haiti, however, many more Haitian children suffered from severe malnutrition.


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