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In September 1994, many thousands of men and women from every corner of the world—national leaders and representatives of governments, family planning organizations, women's groups, and health agencies—will meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss what is probably the most important issue facing the world today: the limits to global survival resulting from rapid rates of population growth and s

To diversify funding sources, health and social service organizations are finding that they can secure funds from nontraditional private sources—companies, professional investors, and individuals—for innovations in their social programs. A well-crafted business plan can often open the door to the foundations and corporate giving programs engaged in philanthropy or social investing.

You can take the following kinds of actions to develop your own leadership capacity and that of your staff and to improve working conditions.

The goal of this document is to provide practical guidance on commodity management issues related to establishing, managing, and scaling up voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) programs at both national and program levels.

UNAIDS estimates that about 2.6 million children (aged 0-14) were living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the year 2001, and most of these HIV infections were a result of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. In the same year, about 11 million children aged 0-14 were orphans as a result of their parent or parents' AIDSrelated death.

Practices that enable work groups and organizations to face challenges and achieve results.  

This tool, developed in partnership with Stop TB/WHO and the World Bank, assists DOTS programs in identifying performance problems; underlying stakeholder motivations that may contribute to those problems; and potential incentives, enablers, and system improvements that can address motivational challenges. 

Primary Healthcare Revitalization, Integration and Decentralization in Earthquake-affected Areas (PRIDE) is a USAID-funded project to improve primary healthcare services and health outcomes in Bagh and Mansehra districts. PRIDE came into being in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern Pakistan on 8 October 2005, bringing devastation to a 30,000 sq. km.

Countries emerging from conflict have some of the worst health indicators in the world.About one-sixth of the world’s population lives in such countries, but these people suffer one-third of childhood and maternal deaths, and they endure a disproportionate burden of preventable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. Health is an issue that people can unite around.

The essential medicines concept has become an established approach in international public health – a vital component for combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, respiratory infections, other communicable diseases and the vast majority of non-communicable diseases. But the survival and global dissemination of the essential medicines concept were by no means assured at the outset.  

The progress made on the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) Expanded Community-Based Distributor (CBD) Program during the period October 2002 to September 2003 was measured in terms of the following project indicators: Commodity distribution through the ZNFPC Pilot Program on Expanded CBD (with a focus on condom distribution)

This volume presents an overview of how countries emerging from years of conflict and disruption of the social fabric have tackled the sometimes thorny issues of rebuilding a health workforce. It presents strengths and pitfalls encountered. It highlights the challenges to newly emerging national authorities to bring together the still functioning elements of the national health system.

The Advance Africa program was successful in working around the highly sensitive issue of family planning methods in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite the religious barriers in their public health arena, MSH trained more than 280 health providers in five provinces where the project worked.

The Accelerating Contraceptive Use Project, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, contributed to dramatic improvement in the acceptance of family planning in parts of Afghanistan. The use of injectable contraceptives, oral contraceptives, and condoms increased by an average of 15%, 4%, and 7%, respectively, over one year in locations in three provinces.

Through the Advance Africa program, MSH helped rebuild the family planning system of Huambo Province in Angola for 2.2 million people using a community-based approach. The number of contraceptive users increased from virtually none to nearly 45,000 in 18 months. Working with the Ministry of Health, MSH used the Strategic Mapping approach to identify family planning goals in Angola.  

MSH HA DESARROLLADO un enfoque para ayudar a los gerentes aactuar más como coaches, lo que ha dado buenos resultados en varios entornos diferentes. En Nicaragua, por ejemplo, el coaching se convirtió en un componente crucial del esfuerzo de la organización hacia el logro de la sustentabilidad financiera en momentos de crisis.

PRISM II provides the Ministry of Public Health with specialized technical assistance to integrate primary health care services and reproductive health into the country's national health care system. PRISM launched a leadership initiative in April 2002 with two Leadership Dialogue meetings in Conakry in collaboration with the MSH Management and Leadership Program.

MSH's 2007 annual report celebrates the remarkable evolution that has taken place in global health since the turn of the millennium, and we highlight some of the practical contributions MSH has made to support governments, service delivery NGOs, and other local organizations in that transition.

The Center for Leadership and Management at MSH builds human capacity, strong governance, and effective health systems to foster sustainable health improvements in developing countries. Working with a broad range of partners, we offer an extensive array of services. Support for good governance, including new business development and board effectiveness

In March 2006, with generous support from USAID and PEPFAR, MSH initiated performance-based funding for an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project through the Integrated Primary Health Care (IPHC) Project. The OVC Project started with six home-based care (HBC) organizations based in four provinces of South Africa.

The Challenge Model is a simple learning tool for teams to use in the workplace to address real challenges and achieve results. Beginning with creating a shared vision, the Challenge Model creates motivation and commitment within teams enabling them to face their challenges and achieve results.

The HRH Action Framework is designed to assist governments and health managers to develop and implement strategies to achieve an effective and sustainable health workforce.

The dimensions of the Human Resource (HR) crisis in health have been reported in stark terms over the last few years. Despite rising attention to the acute shortage of health care workers, solutions to the human resource crisis are difficult to achieve, especially in the poorest countries.

MSH staff live and work in developing countries around the world. Since 1971, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit organization, has worked in more than 140 countries and with hundreds of organizations. Our 1,500 people from more than 60 nations work hard to be trusted partners to leaders, managers, and the staff of organizations of every size and scope.

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