Geneva, Switzerland – Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health organization strengthening health systems worldwide, welcomes the historic election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization. Set to start in his new role on July 1st, Dr. Tedros is a recognized public health leader from Ethiopia who has worked tirelessly for the health and wellbeing of all people over a career that spans more than three decades.
$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
Arlington, VA — The U.S. State Department yesterday announced plans for implementing the current administration’s expanded Global Gag Rule, renaming it “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” In its new form, this policy risks the lives, health, and resiliency of families, communities, nations, and economies.
The Administration’s unveiled expansion imposes restrictions to all global health assistance provided by the Department of State, USAID, and the Department of Defense, totaling over $8.8 billion dollars in more than 60 vulnerable countries.
Medford, MA - Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health NGO, welcomes Loyce Pace, the new Executive Director of the Global Health Council (GHC). Set to start in her new role today, Ms. Pace is a recognized leader who has worked on the ground in more than 10 countries delivering health programs and mobilizing advocates. GHC is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is committed to continuing to work in partnership with the US government and all stakeholders on our shared vision of saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest and most under-served communities.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that it has broadened its expertise and capacity to improve women’s and children’s health with the recent addition of a number of staff and programs of Family Care International (FCI), one of the world’s premier organizations in global advocacy and accountability for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. This addition expands MSH’s technical expertise and positions the organization even more significantly as a leader in health systems strengthening.
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.
Diverse Coalition of 80 Groups Calls on Obama Administration to Allow U.S. Foreign Assistance for Abortion Care
In a letter to President Obama, a broad-based coalition of leading domestic and global organizations spanning women’s rights, health, human rights, reproductive justice, young people, the LGBT community, faith, and development are calling for an end to the incorrect implementation of the Helms Amendment in order to save women’s lives and protect their wellbeing.
Govern4Health App Available for iOS and Android Devices
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced the release of a new mobile application for governance, Govern4Health, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.