Annual Report 2017: Stronger Health Systems, Healthier Families and Communities

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We build strong health systems—systems that offer every individual access to high-quality, affordable health services. Systems that can stop an epidemic in its tracks. Systems that can withstand the shocks of an economic meltdown or a conflict. Systems where every woman can take charge of her own family planning, enjoy a safe pregnancy and delivery, and rest assured that her child has a good chance of making it past the critical age of five.

Our work is guided by almost 50 years of experience and the belief that working shoulder to shoulder with our partners toward full local ownership is critical to long-lasting success.

Over the last year, we made significant progress building stronger health systems in dozens of countries. In Madagascar, we built a mobile health app to transform how thousands of community health volunteers care for patients and report health data. In Mexico, we improved midwifery practices to relieve demand at hospitals. In Malawi, we integrated cervical cancer screening with antenatal and HIV services to stem the tide of the top cancer killer of women
in low-income countries. And in 46 countries, we helped implement a number of interventions to contain antimicrobial resistance, an increasingly serious threat to global health.

We are proud of the work and achievements made over the last year, and of the value that MSH brings in its efforts to save lives and improve the health of the world’s most vulnerable people.

We are no less proud of, and honored by, the financial support and commitment of our donors and partners. Their generosity makes our work possible.