: Our Impact

Last week, MSH, along with six other leading US-based international health and development organizations led by Pathfinder International, moved to prevent future ideologically-based restrictions on abortion from being imposed on US family planning programs overseas. The groups joined forces to call on the Senate to support a provision to permanently end the Mexico City policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule.

Last week, MSH, along with six other leading US-based international health and development organizations led by Pathfinder International, moved to prevent future ideologically-based restrictions on abortion from being imposed on US family planning programs overseas. The groups joined forces to call on the Senate to support a provision to permanently end the Mexico City policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule.

With increased access to essential medicines in developing countries comes an increased need to monitor and promote the safety and effectiveness of these medicines. The USAID-funded Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program recently published “Supporting Pharmacovigilance in Developing Countries: The Systems Perspective”(PDF), in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), a paper describing the SPS conceptual framework and operational approach to strengthening pharmacovigilance and medicine safety systems in resource-limited settings.

With increased access to essential medicines in developing countries comes an increased need to monitor and promote the safety and effectiveness of these medicines. The USAID-funded Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program recently published “Supporting Pharmacovigilance in Developing Countries: The Systems Perspective”(PDF), in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), a paper describing the SPS conceptual framework and operational approach to strengthening pharmacovigilance and medicine safety systems in resource-limited settings.

A school visit to eastern Africa. Photo by Ida Grum. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

In a recent review, the United States Development Agency (USAID) reported that MSH's HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) in Ethiopia, with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan through USAID, has already surpassed many project targets in HIV care and treatment in its first two years.Key results include:45,000 people received antiretroviral (ART) therapy 1.5 million people were counseled and tested for HIV in year two alone100,000 HIV-positive people were enrolled in chronic care 7,000 health care providers and 6,000 community members were trained in HIV care and supp

A school visit to eastern Africa. Photo by Ida Grum. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

In a recent review, the United States Development Agency (USAID) reported that MSH's HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) in Ethiopia, with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan through USAID, has already surpassed many project targets in HIV care and treatment in its first two years.Key results include:45,000 people received antiretroviral (ART) therapy 1.5 million people were counseled and tested for HIV in year two alone100,000 HIV-positive people were enrolled in chronic care 7,000 health care providers and 6,000 community members were trained in HIV care and supp

A school visit to eastern Africa. Photo by Ida Grum. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

In a recent review, the United States Development Agency (USAID) reported that MSH's HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) in Ethiopia, with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan through USAID, has already surpassed many project targets in HIV care and treatment in its first two years.Key results include:45,000 people received antiretroviral (ART) therapy 1.5 million people were counseled and tested for HIV in year two alone100,000 HIV-positive people were enrolled in chronic care 7,000 health care providers and 6,000 community members were trained in HIV care and supp

On October 1, 2009, USAID officially handed over the keys to the newly refurbished and upgraded Central Reference Laboratory (CRL) in Lilongwe, Malawi, to the Ministry of Health in a ceremony attended by representatives from USAID, the Government of Malawi, MSH, the Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program (TB CAP), and other collaborating partners. With the improvements, the CRL is now the first Biosafety Level 3 laboratory based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in Malawi and one of the few laboratories of this level in southern Africa.  According to USAID Charge d&rsquo

On October 1, 2009, USAID officially handed over the keys to the newly refurbished and upgraded Central Reference Laboratory (CRL) in Lilongwe, Malawi, to the Ministry of Health in a ceremony attended by representatives from USAID, the Government of Malawi, MSH, the Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program (TB CAP), and other collaborating partners. With the improvements, the CRL is now the first Biosafety Level 3 laboratory based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in Malawi and one of the few laboratories of this level in southern Africa.  According to USAID Charge d&rsquo

The STRIDES for Family Health project was officially launched August 27 in Kampala, Uganda, in an event attended by representatives from MSH and its project partners, the Uganda Ministry of Health, the Uganda Parliament, and the Uganda USAID Mission. Other attendees included administrative and health officials from the 15 Ugandan districts collaborating with the USAID-funded STRIDES project, and representatives from civil society and other stakeholder organizations.

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