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.
JOINT LETTER TO UN MEMBER STATES: Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Agenda
Health is a universal human right. It is both a driver and an indicator of sustainable development. Accordingly, we urge the Member States of the United Nations, as they deliberate on the post-2015 framework, to adopt an agenda which will promote accelerated, equitable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in all countries.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) applauds the report of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that assesses progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and lays out recommendations for the post-2015 development agenda. The report [PDF], “A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015,” prioritizes improving health as one of 14 top-line goals and recommends universal health coverage (UHC) as a “transformative action” to achieve it.
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).
Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Beijing, ChinaFrom October 31 to November 4, 26 MSH delegates will travel to Beijing, China to attend the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.
Titled Six Years of Saving Lives through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains, this report marks six years of SCMS efforts to strengthen supply chains to meet the care and treatment needs of people living with or affected by AIDS. With a foreword by Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, the report celebrates some of the successes of this ground-breaking and unprecedented US government project and presents SCMS’s vision for the future.
Read the Report
Six years of saving lives through stronger public health supply chains (PDF)
On December 1, MSH joined the worldwide observance of World AIDS Day. MSH co-sponsored a Congressional briefing in Washinton, DC, “Better Together: Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Integration,” with the Global Health Council and a host of other organizations in coordination with the office of Congresswoman Lois Capps.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) cordially invites you to a reception to celebrate MSH's 40th anniversary on December 6 at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The reception will include remarks by Negussu Mekonnen of MSH Ethiopia, and a message from Ambassador Eric Goosby, the US Global AIDS Coordinator with PEPFAR. His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has also been invited to speak.
The MSH-led AIDSTAR-Two Project, funded by USAID, has published a new technical paper, "The Use of Information and Communication Technology in Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and other Health Programs: A Review of Trends and Evidence", which focuses on how new technology – particularly mobile technologies – has the capacity to improve access to family planning and reproductive health information and services.The paper presents examples of information and communication technologies being used in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Malawi, India and Bangladesh, and look
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.