BOSTON, MA (NOVEMBER 7, 2002) — MSH today announced the launch of its new Web site, reflectsing MSH's continued commitment to educate broad audiences about the importance of international development and to provide health managers around the world with sound resources and information for improving health. Since 1971, MSH has worked with decision makers to improve the management of and access to critical health services, such as primary health care, child survival, maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health.

First In-Depth Nationwide Survey in Over a Decade Highlights Striking Health NeedsWASHINGTON, DC (DECEMBER 12, 2002) — A startling picture of Afghanistan's health needs was presented yesterday by the country's Deputy Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ferozudeen Feroz, who explained the results of a six-month effort to analyze Afghanistan's available health services.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA — This year, the eyes of the world again turned to South Africa. From the launch of the African Union and the World Conference on Sustainable Development (WSSD) to the continuing battle against HIV/AIDS and the food crisis in the region, 2002 was an exciting and challenging year.