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(Management Sciences for Health is a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition) We, the undersigned members of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, demand that the government of Israel, Hamas, and armed groups respect their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law to respect and protect health facilities, transports, and personnel, and to make health services available to all people in need of care. The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition promotes the security of health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest.  

A Statement from MSH President & CEO, Jonathan D. Quick

A new study published in PLOS ONE offers a potentially easy and cost-effective strategy for evaluating the efficacy of Malawi’s Option B+ Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program. The study describes a surveillance approach to obtain population-based estimates of the vertical transmission rate (VTR) of infants exposed to HIV from their mothers in Malawi immediately after the adoption of the Option B+ strategy.

Note: Management Science for Health is a partner in USAID's Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths. MSH Center for Health Services Vice President and acting technical lead on maternal, newborn, and child health Catharine Taylor serves with other MSH staff on the advisory group for Acting on the Call. Taylor blogged yesterday on supporting stronger health systems for healthy mothers and children.  

{Photo credit: Rui Pires}Photo credit: Rui Pires

MSH Urges President Museveni to Veto HIV & AIDS Prevention and Control Bill 2010 MSH is deeply concerned about a new discriminatory and damaging law passed last week in Uganda.  The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, 2010, passed last week by the Ugandan Parliament, makes it a crime to “willfully, knowingly and intentionally” infect another with HIV and makes it mandatory for men to be tested alongside their wives/pregnant partners. 

{Photo credit:  Todd Shapera}Photo credit: Todd Shapera

Today, on its fifth anniversary, the NCD Alliance announced Management Sciences for Health (MSH) as the second global partner to join the NCD Alliance Steering Group. The NCD Alliance announced only three weeks ago it was expanding its governance structure to include a broader set of voices and representatives from the global non-communicable disease (NCD) community. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) became the first new global partner to join the Steering Group, providing valuable perspectives on mental and neurological disorders.