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.
$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
Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) is proud to release its report, “10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A Report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR Results.” As SCMS marks a decade of operating the largest public health supply chain in the world on behalf of the US Government, the project looks back at how it helped to move the global community closer to reaching our collective goal: achieving an AIDS-free generation.
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) honored MSH at a ceremony recognizing foreign NGOs' contributions to the country's sustainable development. The November 17 ceremony honored 45 organizations, chosen from a pool of 493 NGOs, at the event.
Vietnam has worked with approximately 1,000 NGOs from 30 countries, which have disbursed more than $3 billion on poverty reduction, post-war recovery, public health, and other projects, according to Vietnam News.
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.
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.
Health in Post-2015 Coalition Statement
As a coalition of advocates from health-related non-governmental organizations, engaged in the post–2015 development agenda process, we wish to highlight the following in our response to the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis report on post–2015, “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”:
1) The need for a strong health goal and targets based on the right to health
Accredited Drug Shops: Pitch for Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2014
Watch Dr. Quick's pitch for partnerships at CGI2014 Read Dr. Quick's remarks (as prepared)
Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, Management Sciences for HealthTwo billion people – one third of the world’s population – lack regular access to quality essential medicines.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced it is seeking partners to complete its 2011 Commitment for Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), pledging to scale up sustainable Accredited Drug Shops in five African nations by 2015 to bring quality essential medicines to 70 million people in rural communities. The program has already served 36 million people in three nations and economically empowered thousands of women. Over 10,000 Accredited Drugs Shops are now in operation. Read more about the Accredited Drug Shops here. MSH President & CEO Dr.