Today, on its fifth anniversary, the NCD Alliance announced Management Sciences for Health (MSH) as the second global partner to join the NCD Alliance Steering Group. The NCD Alliance announced only three weeks ago it was expanding its governance structure to include a broader set of voices and representatives from the global non-communicable disease (NCD) community. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) became the first new global partner to join the Steering Group, providing valuable perspectives on mental and neurological disorders.
Expand Monitoring, Strengthen Protections
(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. MSH is a Steering Committee Member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict coalition.
Management Sciences for Health, a global health nonprofit organization working in over 60 countries, is deeply concerned with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
“MSH believes this new law will negatively affect the health of Ugandan citizens, and may restrict what groups like MSH can do to help Uganda fight HIV/AIDS and meet its Millennium Development Goals,” said Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO of MSH.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes yesterday's nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx as the next United States Global AIDS Coordinator. Dr. Birx, a renowned national and international expert in the field of HIV & AIDS, brings tremendous experience and expertise to this position. Beginning her career in 1985 as a trained clinician, she has focused on HIV & AIDS vaccine research, published over 220 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, authored nearly a dozen chapters in scientific publications, as well as developed and patented vaccines. Dr.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes the report of the United Nations High Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The HLP’s advisory report, released May 30, is part of an ongoing process of defining the global targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals. MSH believes the report demonstrates the panel’s ongoing commitment to health as an essential component of sustainable development and improving lives around the world.
Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) staff worldwide are saddened by the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). During his 30 years representing the people of New Jersey, Senator Lautenberg made a difference in the lives of women worldwide. Accomplishments in his lauded career include: working toward gender equality, anti-violence measures, reproductive choice, and access to comprehensive reproductive health both domestically and internationally. Senator Lautenberg was also a tireless advocate for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).