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{Photo credit:  Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory}Photo credit: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

MSH is deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela (“Madiba”), South Africa’s iconic first black president who fought to overthrow the oppression of apartheid. Madiba’s unwavering commitment to reconciliation, peace, and human dignity were hallmarks of his  legendary “long walk to freedom.” In 1993, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize. In later years after his retirement, Mandela revealed that his son and daughter-in-law had died due to HIV & AIDS and became a courageous advocate, defying the government’s denial of the epidemic.

EVIDENCE Project Will Respond to Critical Challenges for Scaling Up Quality Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programs

MSH is pleased to announce that Dr. Fabio Castaño, MSH’s Global Technical Lead for Family Planning, has been selected to serve as a member of the Market Dynamics Working Group for Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). FP2020 is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have.

{Photo credit: Lisa Folda, Courtesy of Photoshare}Photo credit: Lisa Folda, Courtesy of Photoshare

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce the start of a new project in Madagascar with USAID/Madagascar, The USAID Primary Health Care (PHC) project. PHC is  a five-year initiative to increase community-based primary health care service uptake and the adoption of healthy behaviors, particularly for women of reproductive age, infants, and children under five.  The project will focus its efforts in six of Madagascar’s 22 regions, where access to and quality of primary health care services is limited.

JOINT LETTER TO UN MEMBER STATES: Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Agenda Your Excellency, Health is a universal human right. It is both a driver and an indicator of sustainable development. Accordingly, we urge the Member States of the United Nations, as they deliberate on the post-2015 framework, to adopt an agenda which will promote accelerated, equitable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in all countries.

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

Media Contacts Carol Miller,  +1.202.306.0130 (cell) Barbara Ayotte,, +1.617.250.9312 As 15 global civil society organizations sign a statement urging UN countries to include UHC in  post-Millennium Development goals, the US prepares to open health exchanges