$2.2 billion – roughly 26% – overall cuts to global health programs
Family planning and reproductive health assistance eliminated
Development assistance zeroed out in 37 countries
Cuts to Department of Health and Human Services that support global health, global health research and development, and global health security
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is proud to have a key role in a flagship, 5-year health program in Liberia, the Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) Program. Launched last week by the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, and Liberia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Bernice Dahn, and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the CSH Program is a core part of USAID/Liberia’s technical assistance to the health sector.
The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in its scope and devastating effects. The health systems of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leona were not adequate to the task of containing the outbreak; while the international community responded slowly at first, it has accelerated its contributions and helped these countries slow the rate of new infections. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) commends the US government for the key role it has already played. The US continues to be a critical source of financing, expertise and other resources.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, is addressing the escalating Ebola outbreaks in West Africa. Our team in Liberia is assisting the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with the country’s Ebola response. For more on our response, visit here. MSH has issued the following guidelines for its staff traveling to/from Ebola-affected countries.
MSH is hosting a 3-day interactive virtual seminar on the subject of the West African Ebola outbreak from October 28 – 30, 2014. Learn more and contribute to the discussion on trends, approaches, and specific interventions to stop Ebola. This seminar, available in English and French and provided free of charge, is targeted to anyone interested in preparedness and response to an Ebola outbreak. Go to LeaderNet.org and register for this timely seminar.
Massachusetts-based global health organization deploys expert teams to Africa
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a Massachusetts-based global health nonprofit organization, today announced it is mobilizing its expertise and resources at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to help the Ministry of Health develop community care centers for Ebola separate from the health facilities; restore essential health services for non-Ebola patients; and, improve the detection and containment of active Ebola cases in Liberian communities.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) stands with the global health community mourning the hundreds of lives lost during the current Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. As health workers and international partners work together to end the current crisis, MSH calls on governments, donors, and international agencies to renew their commitment to holistically strengthening the health systems of vulnerable countries to enable them to respond effectively to such emergencies, as well as to meet the day-to-day health needs of their populations. MSH in the News