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By supporting service providers and managers throughout the developing world, MSH helps improve the lives of people affected by HIV & AIDS.  

For more than three decades, MSH has worked in all 21 of West Africa's diverse nations, and we currently have initiatives in a dozen. Our work strengthens health systems in five areas: HIV & AIDS, family planning and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; tuberculosis (TB); and other communicable diseases.  

Effective interventions can save mothers’ and children’s lives. Why, then, do developing countries still account for 99 percent of deaths from maternally related causes? Why, in some countries, do more than 25 percent of children die before age five? This gap between the actual and the possible is a call to action.

Modern pharmaceuticals have revolutionized health care, yet poorly performing health systems and lack of capacity have prevented many people from accessing even basic essential drugs. MSH is strengthening pharmaceutical systems by building and improving infrastructure and local ability to effectively manage, purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines and laboratory services.

Gender inequality has adverse effects on health as well as social, political, and economic development. Women and girls face a lack of access to basic health services such as family planning, maternal health, and HIV programs; exclusion from education and political and economic participation; and gender- based violence. As a result, their families and communities are at risk.

Sector Two of the MSH-led AIDSTAR mechanism uses methods in capacity-building and health systems strengthening to increase program sustainability in the field of HIV & AIDS.  

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has developed, in partnership with our colleagues and counterparts, a set of tools and approaches that have been implemented in different circumstances and countries and then assessed. Over time we have been able to identify best practices, lessons learned, and appropriate interventions in a wide variety of situations.  

Sector One of the MSH-led AIDSTAR mechanism provides a comprehensive package of HIV & AIDS assistance to advance the PEPFAR mission through its focus on prevention, care, and treatment of HIV & AIDS.

Sector Two of the MSH-led AIDSTAR mechanism uses methods in capacity-building and health systems strengthening to increase program sustainability in the field of HIV & AIDS.

MSH has worked in Afghanistan since 1973 and is the most experienced organization in the United States in managing and delivering health services in Afghanistan.

MSH helps the governments of East Africa—Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda—strengthen their health systems. Our technical support strengthens health systems in five areas: HIV & AIDS; family planning and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; tuberculosis; and other communicable diseases.

For almost four decades, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has promoted equal access to health care for women and girls in more than 135 countries. MSH offers a full range of services to improve women’s health and social status by strengthening health systems and services.

MSH assists 15 governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to improve health by strengthening health systems. We work with partners in the following areas: HIV & AIDS; family planning and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; tuberculosis; and other communicable diseases.

Despite significant investments in health care in developing countries, millions of people still die each year from preventable causes. Competent leadership and effective management are critical for any organization facing complex challenges and pressure to produce sustainable results.

The Local Technical Assistance Unit for Health Project (ULAT) in Honduras is a USAID funded four year program that provides technical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners to improve quality and access to sustained Family Planning (FP) and Maternal Child Health Services (MCH), and to improve MOH, Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS), and othe

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is saving lives and improving health in fragile states around the world, including Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Liberia, and South Sudan. The MSH approach is grounded in the principle that governments must lead development initiatives and they must do so in partnership with local service delivery organizations and the private sector.

Since 1980, MSH has been working in Haiti in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) to strengthen the health system and develop effective and efficient ways to meet the needs of the Haitian population. MSH Haiti’s staff, most of whom are Haitian, are working in ten administrative departments across the country.

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Although the nation achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, it continues to suffer border conflicts, inter-clan fighting, and rebel militia group attacks.

At Management Sciences for Health (MSH) we are committed to addressing the rising burden of chronic diseases by focusing on people at all levels of the health system: individuals who make decisions about their health, community health workers who bring services close to the home, facility health workers who administer essential health services, and government officials who set standards and a

Universal health coverage (UHC) has been proposed as a priority for developing country health systems and for the global post-2015 development agenda. This fact sheet, developed and endorsed by a range of health stakeholders, provides an overview of the global push for UHC: what UHC means and how progress towards UHC can be achieved at the national and global levels.

Through support from HCSM alongside stakeholders and partners, significant strides have been made to provide target populations in Kenya access to affordable, quality health commodities and services at all time.

USAID has awarded the Health Commodities and Services Management (HCSM) Program to the Management Sciences for Health/Strengthening Pharmaceutical Services Program (MSH/SPS). This is a central level mechanism that focuses on strengthening systems that deliver quality health care commodities and services close to the family. 

The Health Commodities and Services Management activity is designed to address gaps in commodity management, pharmaceutical policy and services, and laboratory systems with a goal of strengthening commodity management systems for improved health outcomes and greater impact.

USAID funded Health Commodities and Services Management (HCSM) Program(2011- 2016) is supporting the Ministries of Health (MOH), the National Public Health Laboratory Service (NPHLS), National HIV Reference Laboratory, National Blood Transfusion Services, key health sector programs, and Strengthening Public Health Laboratory Systems (SPHLS)Program to strengthen laboratory systems at both t


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