Press Room

Patricia Bland Nicklin

Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and improving health of the world’s most vulnerable populations, is pleased to announce a new Global Partnerships, Marketing  & Communications Unit and the arrival of Patricia Bland Nicklin as the group’s new Vice President,  effective August 11, 2014.

{Photo credit: Katy Doyle}Photo credit: Katy Doyle

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) stands with the global health community mourning the hundreds of lives lost during the current Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. As health workers and international partners work together to end the current crisis, MSH calls on governments, donors, and international agencies to renew their commitment to holistically strengthening  the health systems of vulnerable countries  to enable them to respond effectively to such emergencies, as well as to meet the day-to-day health needs of their populations. MSH in the News

(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.