Global health NGO Management Sciences for Health (MSH) commends the collective efforts of 22 biopharma companies on the launch of "Access Accelerated," a global initiative to advance access to non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and care in low and lower-middle income countries.
Delivering Access: First Launch in Kenya
This week Novartis representatives travel to Kenya to officially launch Novartis Access in collaboration with the Kenyan government and other partners. The program is a first for the industry and is a novel social business model that aims to deliver affordable medicines for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in lower income countries.
While the goal of the access program is to be active in 30 low- and middle- income nations in the coming years, Kenya will be one of the three countries paving the path for expansion.
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
Today, on its fifth anniversary, the NCD Alliance announced Management Sciences for Health (MSH) as the second global partner to join the NCD Alliance Steering Group. The NCD Alliance announced only three weeks ago it was expanding its governance structure to include a broader set of voices and representatives from the global non-communicable disease (NCD) community. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) became the first new global partner to join the Steering Group, providing valuable perspectives on mental and neurological disorders.
Gloria Sangiwa, MD, Senior Director of Technical Quality and Innovation and Global Technical Lead for Chronic Diseases at Management Sciences for Health, will join Mychelle Farmer MD, Senior Non-Communicable Disease Advisor at JHPIEGO as co-chair of the Task Force on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Women’s Health.
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.
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.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will present two simultaneous sessions at the 12th Annual Global Health Mini-University (Mini-U), September 14, 2012, from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) along with the George Washington University Center for Global Health, the Mini-U is an annual one-day learning event in Washington D.C.
Over 200 people gathered in Cambridge, MA, on October 26, 2011, for "The Next Decade of Global Health: How Do We Achieve Health for All?" -- a panel discussion with international and local global health experts -- and a book launch celebrating MSH's 40 years of improving health.