Malaria: Our Impact

Smallpox is the only entry on the list of infectious diseases that have been successfully eradicated from the earth. Some leading global health groups believe that Guinea worm, a water-borne parasite that today infects only 5,000 people (down from 3.5 million in 1986), will be next. This goal represents a significant challenge, in part because cases that are few and far between are often hardest to control, but it is much less controversial than the goal recently publicized by a large consortium of international players: the eradication of malaria.

CAMBRIDGE, MA —USAID/BASICS has announced the appointment of William Newbrander as Technical Director. In the position, he will supervise the project's technical focus areas, including: pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy, malaria, nutrition for children and infants, newborn survival and health, and pediatric HIV & AIDS.Dr. Newbrander joined Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 1992 after serving with the World Health Organization (WHO) for eight years.

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