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MSH is pleased to announce that the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership recently elected Rima Shretta as the Roll Back Malaria Alternate Board member for the Northern Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Constituency. Housed in the World Health Organization Secretariat, the Partnership coordinates activity of its more than 500 members to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality. Ms.

Drawing from extensive research carried out by the MSH-led AIDSTAR-Two Project, the MSH Position Paper Challenges Encountered in Capacity Building: Review of Literature and Selected Tools provides a comprehensive view of the current state of organizational capacity building, particularly in the context of HIV & AIDS.

Wednesday, April 21 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Weil Town Hall (Belfer Building L-1), Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MASeizing Opportunities to Enhance US Aid Effectiveness: The State of Play and Ways ForwardModerated by:Professor Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy SchoolFeaturing:Steve Feldstein, Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, US Congress (TBC) Karen Hanrahan, COO, Quadrennial Diplomacy & Development Review, US State Department Paul O’Brien, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Oxfam America

Please join us for "In the Wake of Haiti, How Can We Improve Aid to Developing Countries?" Thursday, March 25, 2010 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM   Reserve Officers Association Minuteman Ballroom One Constitution Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002  Watch the video of the discussion here Host: Oxfam America and Foreign Policy Space is limited. RSVP to or 202-741-5581.

Join us for a reception briefing on The Health of Haiti Tuesday, March 23, 2010 4:00-6:00 PM 2255 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC Refreshments will be served   Remarks by: Congressman Eliot Engel, invited Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Florence Guillaume, MD, Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Director, SDSH-MSH Paul Auxila, Executive Vice President and COO, MSH For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Crystal Lander at or 703-310-3432. Sponsored by MSH  in conjunction with the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and Congresswoman Yvette D.

The most recent edition of Global Health Magazine includes an article by MSH staff on “Leadership and Management.” The authors, Joseph Dwyer and Sara Wilhemsen, state that in many cases it is the lack of knowledge and skills to manage health systems rather than a lack of funds that leads to unnecessary death and illness in developing countries.