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Monday, June 14: 2-4pm: “Can Country Ownership Work?  Field Perspectives on Health Systems StrengtheningWatch a live panel discussion from the Global Health Council Conference co-hosted by MSH and Oxfam on how “country ownership”—the management of donor funds by a national government—works in practice.

MSH is pleased to announce the recent upgrade of, a global knowledge-sharing hub on orphans, vulnerable children and HIV & is a virtual forum where community organizations, nongovernmental organizations, policy-makers, donors, governments, US government country teams, and academics can gather to share experiences, practices, and tools that relate to policy around and programming for children and HIV.  Social networking tools and an interactive platform create space for greater dialogue, debate, and exchange.  With improved navigati

Haiti—A New Way Forward   InterAction Forum Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC Friday, June 4, 2010 1-3 PM   The international NGO community has been active in Haiti for decades, focusing on development work and shifting regularly to humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural disasters. The earthquake on January 12 has refocused the community not only on disaster preparedness and response, but also on how to be better partners in development with the population of Haiti and its government.

On May 24, 2010, 13 local Nigerian civil-society organizations (CSOs) in Kogi and Taraba states are signing grants to support their work in the areas of HIV prevention, community home-based care, care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and gender mainstreaming. Kogi and Taraba were selected given a high prevalence of HIV and predominance of hard-to-reach rural populations.

MSH is pleased to partner with the Global Health Council and PATH for a new series of discussions on Innovative Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health. Over the course of the next few months, we will address current issues and innovative approaches to expanding and improving maternal and child health programming in the developing world. Topics will include tools and technologies, the role of the private sector, adolescent health, and nutrition for mothers and children.

MSH and USAID hosted the End-of-Project Conference for the Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2010. Over the past five years, this USAID-funded program has helped to develop leaders and managers who achieve results in the areas of family planning/reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, infectious disease, maternal and child health, and areas of health service delivery.