Press Room

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.

March 4, 2013 - MSH joined over 60 civil society organizations in supporting universal health coverage in a sign-on letter to delegates meeting this week in Botswana at the High Level Dialogue on Health in the Post–2015 Development Agenda.The organizations called on delegates to ensure that UHC is included in the post–2015 development framework as a way to bring an end to preventable deaths and realize the right to health for all.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and working in over 40 countries, congratulates Senator John Kerry on his Senate confirmation as secretary of state. We have appreciated Senator Kerry’s distinguished service on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and look forward to his continued foreign policy leadership in his new role at the U.S. Department of State.The U.S. plays a critical role in global health. With the new Office of Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, we welcome U.S.