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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.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization working in over 150 countries, applauds President Obama’s FY14 Global Health Budget Request. The request released last week includes $8.3B for global health programs led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department. Despite challenging constraints on the federal budget, this request essentially maintains FY13 funding levels. MSH welcomes the President’s continued commitment to working with developing nations to improve health and save lives.

MSH is proud to endorse the Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD), released on April 12, and developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The GAPPD represents the first-ever simultaneous effort to protect children from pneumonia and diarrhea, which take the lives of almost two million children a year.