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 {Photo credit: Tadeo Atuhura/MSH.}Rose Chebet (right) with her twins, her husband, and the linkage facilitator Helen Chelengat (middle).Photo credit: Tadeo Atuhura/MSH.

When you get sick, where do you go for health care?

You probably have lots of options — a local hospital, clinic, or even a neighborhood pharmacy. But for women like Rose Chebet, who lives in eastern Uganda, it's not so simple.

When she was about four months pregnant with twins, Rose went to a nearby hospital for a prenatal visit, and there she learned she was HIV-positive. She was terrified that her babies would die, or that they would be born HIV-positive. Fortunately, the hospital she visited participates in a MSH-run program that referred Rose to a clinic, where she received anti-retroviral medication that kept her healthy and prevented HIV transmission to her babies. The program also provides follow up care to ensure Rose keeps her medical appointments and takes her medicine.

Thanks to this early intervention, her babies were safely delivered and remain free of HIV.

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{Photo credit: Warren Zelman.}Photo credit: Warren Zelman.

Today we celebrate ! Organizations and individuals come together to celebrate giving and to better our world. Together, with you, our friends and colleagues, we have a goal to raise $10,000 today to help stop Ebola. 

We invite you to join the movement and give today a gift that matters—a gift that helps to save lives.

This , your gift will support MSH and partners to help stop the spread of Ebola across Africa, help countries prepare their health systems at all levels, and help strengthen their response to prevent future epidemics. Fighting Ebola is part of MSH's vision for a world where everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life.

Here's how you can help right now:

“Misango” and her daughter at a TB clinic at Meru District Hospital in Tanzania, four months after initiating TB treatment. {Photo credit: Mzee Hussein/MSH.}Photo credit: Mzee Hussein/MSH.

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is honored to be a part of a call to action and national movement that will change the calendar and help make history.

We are celebrating a new day dedicated to giving --- when nonprofits, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers, celebrities, and more --- all come together to create --- a new movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season.

, founded by 92Y with support from the UN Foundation, will create a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season --- the giving season's "opening day".

Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, describes it like this:

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