: Our Impact

Through the well-established Integrated Primary Health Care (IPHC) Project, MSH introduced an innovative performance-based grants program in March 2006 to support the expansion of community-based services for at least 15,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). By providing grants to community-based organizations that were already helping children but often struggled for adequate resources, MSH envisioned a rapid scale-up of services for some of South Africa’s most vulnerable victims of the AIDS epidemic.

Through the well-established Integrated Primary Health Care (IPHC) Project, MSH introduced an innovative performance-based grants program in March 2006 to support the expansion of community-based services for at least 15,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). By providing grants to community-based organizations that were already helping children but often struggled for adequate resources, MSH envisioned a rapid scale-up of services for some of South Africa’s most vulnerable victims of the AIDS epidemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MSH: What is your role in the Ministry of Health? I am the coordinator of the support unit for contracting in the Ministry of Health of Rwanda. My mission was to set up a mechanism for introducing results-based financing into the health system, to make it functional and perform smoothly. MSH: What is your background working in public health financing? I have worked in the public health system since 1983. I was first a health program manager, including financial management.

The accomplishments of the HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) in Ethiopia have greatly exceeded expectations. Considering the program’s goal of reaching 260,000 people with prevention services after reaching more than three and a half times that many in one year and the program’s successful expansion of treatment, it has already surpassed its major objectives.

The accomplishments of the HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) in Ethiopia have greatly exceeded expectations. Considering the program’s goal of reaching 260,000 people with prevention services after reaching more than three and a half times that many in one year and the program’s successful expansion of treatment, it has already surpassed its major objectives.

The accomplishments of the HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) in Ethiopia have greatly exceeded expectations. Considering the program’s goal of reaching 260,000 people with prevention services after reaching more than three and a half times that many in one year and the program’s successful expansion of treatment, it has already surpassed its major objectives.

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