2012 Annual Report: Toward Health for All


MSH believes that strong health systems are the best way to achieve health for all. In this report, we offer a glimpse of universal health coverage (UHC) as a framework for maximizing health impact. UHC could serve well as a broad post-2015 health goal under which we continue to focus on critical health areas, such as HIV & AIDS and maternal, child, and newborn health, as you will read about in this year’s report.

More than 50 countries have essentially achieved universal health coverage. Another 50 countries are working toward universal coverage. MSH is a contributing member of this UHC movement. We work with people on the front lines to develop health system innovations, such as community health shops, and to scale them up. We build local capacity to deliver health services, training health workers and other staff. We join our voice to the chorus of advocates for UHC at the global level and in countries such as Ethiopia and Nigeria. We contribute to efforts to measure the progress and impact of UHC.

For over 40 years, MSH has taken inspiration from the ancient Tao of Leadership and its message about partnership and empowerment. Together with our diverse funding and implementing partners, we work shoulder-to- shoulder with local health leaders and institutions around the world to create lasting health impact that contributes to economic vitality and political stability.

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