Malaria: Our Impact

The Grant Management Solutions Project (GMS) invites you to participate in the GMS End of Project Conference! We will highlight five years of results and lessons learned from technical support to grantees of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in 78 countries.This event will be held Friday, June 29, 2012, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. from 9:00am to 5:00pm.Presenters will include representatives of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; the U.S. Agency for International Development; and the Office of the U.S.

USAID's regional program, the Amazon Malaria Initiative (AMI), was established to address malaria control in countries that form the Amazon Basin. Initial members included Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname. AMI and its partner organizations helped the countries introduce artemisinin-based combination therapies around 2006 to treat Plasmodium falciparum malaria, which causes the most severe malaria cases.

Congressman Donald Payne. Photo credit: David Gard/The Star-Ledger.Management Sciences for Health (MSH) staff worldwide are saddened at the passing of Congressman Donald Payne. Payne was a great advocate for global health and development assistance for the poorest countries in the world, especially for the people of Africa.For more than 24 years, Mr.

Left to Right: Annick Supplice Dupuy, Deputy Director for Haiti, Population Services International and Diana Silimperi, Vice President, Center for Health Services, MSH (Photo credit: MSH) On Monday, January 30, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and partners held an event to observe the second anniversary of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti—one of the most devastating to ever hit the island.

On Wednesday, September 14, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) will highlight their newest report – A Decade of Partnership and Results – in Washington, DC which is home to two major RBM partners: the World Bank and the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative.

More than 1,000 volunteer community health workers in northern Benin, trained to treat childhood illnesses by the USAID-funded, MSH-led BASICS Benin project, have done more than save lives. They have had a unifying effect in their communities, building trust and alliances among neighbors. In the rural village of Kaki-Koka, community health worker Celine Edjeou can treat the most dangerous threats to children—malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia—before they become life-threatening, saving the villagers long trips to a health center.

Promotion of health for all is critical to fulfilling the commitment to the right to health. Haiti recognized the need to reform its health sector as one means of promoting a more equitable society that provides basic human rights for its citizens, and set about to reform its health system to better address essential health needs nearly a decade ago.

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Management Sciences for Health is pleased to announce publication of the "Evaluation of Malawi's Emergency Human Resource Programme."  The report documents the results of six years of efforts by the Government of Malawi and its partners, Britain's Department for International Development (DFID), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, to overcome its human resources in health crisis.The Emergency Human Resource Programme (EHRP) was launched in 2004 to address this crisis, largely caused by an acute shortage of professional workers in the public health sector.  In

April 25 is World Malaria Day, a time to recognize the global effort to fight against a disease that afflicts more than half a billion people across the globe. Malaria is not only a major cause of illness and death in developing countries but also a significant drain on their overstressed health systems and fragile economies. Especially in Africa, malaria is linked to high rates of infant and maternal death, chronic anemia, and complications that increase the severity of other diseases.

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