MSH is implementing the Ethiopia Network for HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support (ENHAT-CS) program, a 5-year USAID initiative funded by PEPFAR. ENHAT-CS supports the Government of Ethiopia to scale up the provision, by government health centers, of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services that are integrated with and strengthen other key health services, including: maternal, newborn and child health; family planning; TB; sexually transmitted diseases; malaria; chronic diseases; neglected tropical diseases; nutrition; mental health; and laboratory.
Reproductive Health/Family Planning: Our Projects
STRIDES for Family Health, a USAID funded program in Uganda — implemented by MSH in partnership with Jhpiego, Meridian International and the Ugandan organization Communication for Development Foundation—works with the Ministry of Health, districts, their communities, local private organizations, and individual private providers in up to 15 districts to increase contraceptive use and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), decrease maternal and child mortality, and create a scalable nationwide intervention by the year 2015.
The District Health System Strengthening and Quality Improvement for Service Delivery (DHSS) project (2012-2018) supported the Government of Malawi in implementing the National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS in line with the Country Operational Plan. DHSS leveraged US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) resources and supported the implementation of the Health Sector Strategic Plan through its work in seven districts of Malawi: Nkhata Bay, Likoma, Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mwanza, and Neno.
Medicines are indispensable to improving health and saving the lives of people who need them. To be fully effective and safe, they must also be correctly prescribed and appropriately used.
From 2011 to 2018, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program worked to ensure equitable, affordable access to safe, quality-assured medicines and related services in 46 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania.
The Local Technical Assistance Unit for Health Project (ULAT II) in Honduras provides technical support to the Ministry of Health and other partners to improve the quality of and access to family planning and maternal and child health services, and to improve the services provided by the Ministry of Health, the Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS), and other private sector partners, through health sector reform and decentralizing health services.
The goal of Healthy Communities and Municipalities II (HCM II) is to improve maternal/child and family planning/reproductive health through the promotion of a range of healthy practices, focusing on those activities shown to have the biggest public health impact.
African Strategies for Health (ASH) worked to improve the health of people across Africa by identifying and advocating for best practices, enhancing technical capacity, and engaging African regional partners in advancing sustainable solutions for health.
The Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) Project is collaborating with health leaders, managers, and policy-makers at all levels to show that investments in leadership, management, and governance lead to stronger health systems, and improved health for all. The LMG project embraces the principles of country ownership, gender equity, and evidence-driven approaches.
The Knowledge for Health (K4H) Project helps facilitate the development and dissemination of high quality health information products to a broad network of public health organizations supporting program managers and health service providers around the world. K4H is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with Family Health International (FHI) and MSH.
The Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC) strengthens government, parastatal, and civil society entities to effectively address the challenges of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.