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This newsletter, pubilshed in September 2015, highlights the visit of MSH Board Chairman, Lawrence Fish, to Nigeria in May; the six MSH abstracts that were accepted and presented at the IAS 2015 Conference in Vancouver, Canada in July, and a detailed story on the PLAN-Health end-of-project dissemination meetings.

This book is designed to help readers explore, master, and apply the practices of good governance in the context of health. The principles and practices discussed in this book apply to most types of organizations and also to sectors beyond health. Readers can use this guide to shape how their investment in smarter governance within the health system.

ABCs for Managers Who Lead is a simple and user-friendly lexicon for busy managers who lead. It draws from the combined experience and knowledge of MSH staff who work in different public health programs and projects around the world.  The publication was produced through crowdsourcing by our colleagues from far and wide.

The Management of Medicines Benefit Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Settings manual serves as a primer for managers, government officials, or consultants who are tasked by a government, health insurance plan, or other institution with designing or implementing a medicines benefit program.

Forecasting Consumption of Select Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Commodities This guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children.

"Improving Medicines Access and Use for Child Health—A Guide to Developing Interventions" represents an up-to-date and practical resource for those developing interventions to improve access to and use of medicines for child illness. It targets groups working in community organizations, health facilities, and district health offices, or within larger health systems.

This publication shares stories from the Strengthening TB and HIV & AIDS Responses in Eastern Uganda (STAR-E) project. STAR-E is a key partner with the government of Uganda in scaling up HIV and TB services. When the project began in 2009, STAR-E supported just 16 health facilities, with only one that provided antiretroviral therapy (ART).

MSH Nigeria published this newsletter in July 2016. Newsletter Contents MSH Nigeria Presents 7 Posters at Intl. AIDS Conference MSH Pays Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health From the Country Rep  MSH Celebrates 10 Years of Health Impact in Nigeria CBHI Saves Baby Rosemary’s Life MSH Nigeria Receives Award of Excellence MSH Trains TBAs in Akwa Ibom State

Health Care Financing Reform has allowed health facilities to retain and use their revenue for health service quality improvements. Hospitals and health centers in the three big regions started to retain revenue in 2005-2006, and now it is being rolled out to all regions as a national program. As a result of revenue retention, health facility budgets have improved significantly.

This brief discusses the impact of disease on trade, economic growth and commerce, with particular reference to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Mobile health (mHealth) is the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives. The rapid growth in access to mobile phones and networks has opened opportunities for health programs and systems to harness these technologies to positively impact the health of Africans.

Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. The mobile phone has become ubiquitous in Africa, making mHealth an important tool with which to impact the health of Africans. When applied correctly, mHealth can make real contributions to improved health outcomes. 

The mHealth Compendium series, developed by the African Strategies for Health project, has expanded the body of knowledge and increased access to the most current information on mobile technology solutions for health.

Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. Within Africa the mobile phone has become ubiquitous, making mHealth applications an important tool with which to impact the health of Africans. When applied correctly, mHealth can make real contributions to improved health outcomes.

The African Strategies for Health (ASH) project has produced six volumes of the mHealth Compendium containing 167 profiles of mobile health (mHealth) programs. The volumes document key mHealth resources, and describe featured programs and their results, lessons learned, and implementation challenges.

Despite the growing international trend towards increased regional multilateralism, integration, and cooperation in health and other sectors, there is a limited body of literature examining the relationships, power dynamics, limitations, and strategic advantages of regional bodies.

Performance-based Financing (PBF) is a powerful means of increasing the quality and quantity of health services by providing incentives to suppliers to improve performance and achieve results.

Twelve Stories of How MSH Is Helping Women and Children around the World

Twelve Stories of How MSH is Advancing Health around the World

Twelve Stories of How MSH Is Advancing Health around the World

Twelve Stories of How MSH Is Advancing Health around the World  This compendium of stories was submitted through an internal story-telling contest at MSH and represents the lifesaving work MSH and the frontline health workers we partner with perform every day, around the world.

Stories of How MSH Is Advancing Health around the World

To improve quality of service provision and data accuracy and timeliness, USAID Mikolo is introducing mobile technology to replace paper-based tools used by community health volunteers (CHVs).Working alongside the Ministry of Public Health and other partners, the project has developed a smartphone application that CHVs will use to manage their health services and record-keeping and disseminate inf

From community health workers in Haiti, to drug shop owners in eastern Tanzania, to midwives in western Afghanistan, the impact of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been felt throughout the developing world.

The strides made in Malawi's Chiradzulu District demonstrate improved data use at the facility level and that using performance charts can go a long way in improving program performance. As a result of the success in Chiradzulu, the initiative has been scaled up in all of the DHSS program areas.

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