Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin speaking at the London Summit on Family PlanningPhoto credit: Russell Watkins/DFID
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) mourns the sudden passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “Dr. Osotimehin was a tireless advocate for women, girls, and youth. MSH was proud to collaborate with him in Nigeria - partnering when he was Minister of Health to strengthen the country’s health system - and at UNPFA, standing beside him on the global stage advocating for the health, rights, and empowerment of women and girls,” said Marian W. Wentworth, MSH President & CEO. “Dr.
The Federal Medical Center in Zamfara State, Nigeria presented MSH with a certificate of appreciation on October 28. The award recognizes MSH's contributions to HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support services in the state through the USAID-funded project, Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment (Pro-ACT). Pro-ACT is a five-year project implemented in five Nigerian states to build the capacity of the country's public, private, and community sectors for HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, control, care, and treatment.
(Abuja, Nigeria) Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization working in over 60 countries, has worked in Nigeria for the past 10 years employing nearly 200 staff, the majority of them Nigerian. MSH extends its support and encouragement to President Goodluck Jonathan as the government of Nigeria prepares for a historic Presidential Summit on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Abuja in the coming weeks on March 10, 2014. We are honored to partner with the Government of Nigeria on this important initiative. MSH has been an advocate for UHC for the past several years and is a leading proponent of UHC in the post-2015 development framework.
Monday, June 14: 2-4pm: “Can Country Ownership Work? Field Perspectives on Health Systems StrengtheningWatch a live panel discussion from the Global Health Council Conference co-hosted by MSH and Oxfam on how “country ownership”—the management of donor funds by a national government—works in practice.
On May 24, 2010, 13 local Nigerian civil-society organizations (CSOs) in Kogi and Taraba states are signing grants to support their work in the areas of HIV prevention, community home-based care, care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and gender mainstreaming. Kogi and Taraba were selected given a high prevalence of HIV and predominance of hard-to-reach rural populations.
On May 17, 2010, MSH and the United States Agency for International Development are presenting the Leadership, Management and Sustainability: Strengthening Health Systems, Achieving Public Health Results end-of-project conference in Washington, DC. The conference will highlight the Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program’s work in the field with participants from Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, and Peru, along with our partner ADRA International.