Dr. Reuben Kiggundu, Country Project Director for the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Uganda.

Uganda has long been considered as a hotspot for emerging and re-emerging infectious disease epidemics, including Ebola, Marburg virus disease, plague, Rift Valley fever, yellow fever, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.Yet, to combat such outbreaks, Uganda has been at the forefront of African countries developing national action plans for health security and addressing capacity gaps in fighting infectious disease outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, and other global health security threats. For the past five years, MSH’s Dr.

USAID's Acting Mission Director in Malawi hands over the keys to a prefabricated family planning clinic to Malawi's Deputy Minister of Health.

On October 1, 2021, the Ministry of Health in Malawi and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) held a ceremony marking significant improvements to the country’s health infrastructure and the symbolic handover of new and renovated health facilities throughout the country.

{Photo credit Rejoice Phiri/MSH}Photo credit Rejoice Phiri/MSH

As Malawi endures a new wave of COVID-19, the MSH-led USAID Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s (ONSE) Health Activity continues to provide comprehensive support for the government’s response plan, working with district health teams and communities to mitigate the significant threat to Malawi’s vulnerable health system.ONSE’s strong district footprint and engagement with the Ministry of Health and Population and other health sector partners enables a coordinated, locally led response in 16 districts, where more than half the population of Malawi lives.