Press Room

[UPDATED February 1, 2016]

the Liberian Ministry of Health human resources staff at the conclusion of the Strategic HR Management and HR Records Management workshop.Photo Credit: MSH Staff

The USAID Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) Program in Liberia and the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) conducted a human resources training for Liberia Ministry of Health staff January 11-15. The five-day training, designed and implemented by CSH and LIPA, focused on strategic human resource management and HR record management. Forty human resources staff members from the central Ministry of Health, county health offices, and major referral hospitals attended. The CSH Program in Liberia is implemented by MSH.

 The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), with contributions from MSH-implemented projects and other partners, has approved new regional standards of care along transport corridors in the region. Endorsed by Ministers of Health and Transport, the Regional Minimum Standards and Brand for HIV and other Health Services (RMSB) aim to improve delivery and quality of services for key populations.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, is working with partners to strengthen accountability for universal health coverage (UHC) at local, national, regional and global levels.

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) has launched version 3.0 of the QuanTB tool. QuanTB is a downloadable electronic forecasting, quantification, and early warning tool designed to improve procurement processes, ordering, and planning for TB treatment. QuanTB transforms complicated calculations into a user-friendly dashboard displaying key information for managing medicines and can help countries to avoid stock-outs and expiries of medicines.

MSH applauds the confirmation by the US Senate of Gayle Smith as the new USAID Administrator to succeed Rajiv Shah. Since 2009, Ms. Smith has served as special assistant to the president and senior director for development and democracy on the National Security Council staff. She coordinated the Administration's critical initiatives to advance development and global health, including the Global Health Security Agenda, Feed the Future, and others. Ms.