The U.S. Senate yesterday reintroduced legislation that would help save the lives of women and children everywhere. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes the policy initiative and congratulates U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) for championing steps toward the goal of ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths by 2035.
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
Arlington, VA — The U.S. State Department yesterday announced plans for implementing the current administration’s expanded Global Gag Rule, renaming it “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” In its new form, this policy risks the lives, health, and resiliency of families, communities, nations, and economies.
The Administration’s unveiled expansion imposes restrictions to all global health assistance provided by the Department of State, USAID, and the Department of Defense, totaling over $8.8 billion dollars in more than 60 vulnerable countries.
Medford, Massachusetts — Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s Health (ONSE) project in Malawi.
Accredited Drug Shops: Pitch for Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2014
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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.
Diverse Coalition of 80 Groups Calls on Obama Administration to Allow U.S. Foreign Assistance for Abortion Care
In a letter to President Obama, a broad-based coalition of leading domestic and global organizations spanning women’s rights, health, human rights, reproductive justice, young people, the LGBT community, faith, and development are calling for an end to the incorrect implementation of the Helms Amendment in order to save women’s lives and protect their wellbeing.
Vice President of the Center for Health Services (CHS), Catharine Howard Taylor, joined the Management Sciences for Health Arlington office on December 16. Taylor has 25 years of experience in international and domestic sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on maternal/newborn health and programing for youth. She has lived and worked in South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam and Seychelles, and has conducted more than 40 consultancies in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, focusing on program design and evaluation.