MSH staff members (from L-R) Jean Kagubare, Antoine Ndiaye, Kristin Cooney, Omer M'bi Mabiala, and Colin Gilmartin during the launch of the Performance-Based Financing Program in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Photo credit: MSH Staff)
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene (MSHP) in Côte d’Ivoire officially established a technical assistance agreement with MSH to support the introduction of the country’s first ever performance-based financing (PBF) program. The PBF program is designed to increase the provision and quality of health services at 401 primary health centers and 19 hospitals in 19 of the country’s 82 health departments.
With long-standing partnerships, MSH reaffirms its commitment to the health of the Haitian people
Five years ago today an earthquake devastated Haiti. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) had been working shoulder to shoulder with the Government to improve the health and lives of the Haitian people for thirty years. The earthquake brought a new sense of urgency to this life-saving work, which continued with even greater resolve. Today, MSH reaffirms its commitment to health of the Haitian people.
USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) has announced selections for its Top Ten Health Systems Strengthening Cases. Two MSH case studies were selected in the Top Ten Health Systems Strengthening Cases as well as one honorable mention. The cases can be accessed here.
On February 26, the World Bank published the Performance-Based Financing (PBF) Toolkit. Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) Cedric Ndizeye, Principal Technical Advisor for USAID’s Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Project (IHSSP), is a key contributor.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been awarded the contract for “Technical Assistance in Service Delivery and Management Capacity Building for the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative Countries,” a $9.3 million, 18-month award by the Inter-American Development Bank. The goal of the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative (“salud” is Spanish for health) is to reduce health equity gaps in eight countries in the Mesoamérica region.
The International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM), which aims to build international consensus on how to improve, expand, and sustain use of medicines in low- and middle-income countries, will be held November 14-18 in Antalya, Turkey.