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.
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.
MSH and USAID hosted the End-of-Project Conference for the Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2010. Over the past five years, this USAID-funded program has helped to develop leaders and managers who achieve results in the areas of family planning/reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, infectious disease, maternal and child health, and areas of health service delivery.
MSH is pleased to announce that the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership recently elected Rima Shretta as the Roll Back Malaria Alternate Board member for the Northern Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Constituency. Housed in the World Health Organization Secretariat, the Partnership coordinates activity of its more than 500 members to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality. Ms.
CAMBRIDGE, MA—With the release of its 2006 Annual Report today, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is highlighting the vital role that partnerships play in tackling urgent health challenges across the developing world. The report profiles locally based partners in 20-plus countries and celebrates their successes in battling HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child mortality, and other health threats. Featured countries include Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Malawi, and many others.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—The Regional Health Conference "Health for All, Health by All: Communicable Diseases Recognize No Borders," which convened in Kabul on April 17, concluded today with the signing of the Kabul Declaration on Regional Collaboration in Health by Ministers of Health and delegates from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey. The Kabul Declaration calls for mobilization of political will in support of common regional policies and strategies to prevent, control, eliminate or eradicate communicable diseases in the region.