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{Photo credit: Warren Zelman}Photo credit: Warren Zelman

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes the report of the United Nations High Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The HLP’s advisory report, released May 30, is part of an ongoing process of defining the global targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals. MSH believes the report demonstrates the panel’s ongoing commitment to health as an essential component of sustainable development and improving lives around the world.

{Photo credit: MSH/Carmen Urdaneta}Photo credit: MSH/Carmen Urdaneta

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been awarded the contract for “Technical Assistance in Service Delivery and Management Capacity Building for the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative Countries,” a $9.3 million, 18-month award by the Inter-American Development Bank. The goal of the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative (“salud” is Spanish for health) is to reduce health equity gaps in eight countries in the Mesoamérica region.

United States Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) {Congressional porttrait via Wikipedia}Congressional porttrait via Wikipedia

Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) staff worldwide are saddened by the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). During his 30 years representing the people of New Jersey, Senator Lautenberg made a difference in the lives of women worldwide.  Accomplishments in his lauded career include: working toward gender equality, anti-violence measures, reproductive choice, and access to comprehensive reproductive health both domestically and internationally.  Senator Lautenberg was also a tireless advocate for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Kate Griffin. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

The MSH family is extremely saddened by the loss of our longtime Chief Financial Officer, Kate Griffin. Kate passed away on May 19 after a valiant battle with cancer. Kate worked at MSH for more than 15 years and was a monumental figure in the organization from early on. She joined MSH in 1997 as a Contract Officer, and for the past 12 years, served as MSH's Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Griffin had thirty years of extensive and progressively responsible experience in the areas of finance corporate administration, contract management, and procurement. Ms.

AtsukoToko Fish. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

AtsukoToko Fish, a former MSH staff member who coordinated health development projects between MSH, developing countries and Japan, was honored on Monday, May 6, as one of fifteen Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women who are “Champions of Change.” As part of the White House’s observance of AAPI Heritage Month, Atsuko was recognized for her work “doing extraordinary things to create a more equal, safe, and prosperous future for (her) community and the country.”“Atsuko is a visionary woman who truly deserves this honor.

MSH mourns the passing of Catherine Crone Coburn, who died on February 18, 2013. Her life was recently celebrated in a feature Boston Globe obituary.Ms. Coburn served as MSH’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2002. She joined MSH in 1981 as the founder and director of MSH’s Management Training Program. Prior to becoming President and COO, she served in a variety of leadership roles, including Director of the Family Planning Management Development Project, Chief Development Officer, and founder and Director of MSH’s Health Financing Program.