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.
A new study published in PLOS ONE offers a potentially easy and cost-effective strategy for evaluating the efficacy of Malawi’s Option B+ Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program. The study describes a surveillance approach to obtain population-based estimates of the vertical transmission rate (VTR) of infants exposed to HIV from their mothers in Malawi immediately after the adoption of the Option B+ strategy.
MSH Urges President Museveni to Veto HIV & AIDS Prevention and Control Bill 2010
MSH is deeply concerned about a new discriminatory and damaging law passed last week in Uganda. The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, 2010, passed last week by the Ugandan Parliament, makes it a crime to “willfully, knowingly and intentionally” infect another with HIV and makes it mandatory for men to be tested alongside their wives/pregnant partners.
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.
(Abuja, Nigeria) Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization working in over 60 countries, has worked in Nigeria for the past 10 years employing nearly 200 staff, the majority of them Nigerian. MSH extends its support and encouragement to President Goodluck Jonathan as the government of Nigeria prepares for a historic Presidential Summit on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Abuja in the coming weeks on March 10, 2014. We are honored to partner with the Government of Nigeria on this important initiative. MSH has been an advocate for UHC for the past several years and is a leading proponent of UHC in the post-2015 development framework.
Teberih Tsegay, Almaz Haile, Jember Alemayehu, and Yeshi Derebew, of Korem Town, Ethiopia.Photo credit: Genaye Eshetu/MSH
Prestigious Health Worker Honors Given to Four Mother Mentors from Ethiopia
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is proud to announce that Teberih Tsegay, Almaz Haile, Jember Alemayehu, and Yeshi Derebew are being honored for their work as recipients of the 2014 REAL Awards, given by Save the Children and Frontline Health Workers Coalition. The REAL Awards is a first-of-its-kind global awards program designed to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide in the United States and around the world.
Study in the Journal Of Public Health Policy Calls on Governments and Private Donors to Provide Funding
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For twelve years, the World Health Organization’s Prequalification Program (PQP) has helped to stem the tide of diseases such as HIV, TB, and malaria. But according to a group of former WHO directors and academics, this program is at risk because it is entirely reliant on just two international organizations for funding.
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.
MSH is deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela (“Madiba”), South Africa’s iconic first black president who fought to overthrow the oppression of apartheid. Madiba’s unwavering commitment to reconciliation, peace, and human dignity were hallmarks of his legendary “long walk to freedom.” In 1993, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize.
In later years after his retirement, Mandela revealed that his son and daughter-in-law had died due to HIV & AIDS and became a courageous advocate, defying the government’s denial of the epidemic.