MSH Announces Reorganization

CAMBRIDGE, MA (MAY 16, 2007)—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today a reorganization that will strengthen MSH’s work in saving lives and improving health, particularly of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Effective July 2, 2007, MSH will decentralize key management functions in order to move decisions and resources closer to the field. The new organizational model will reduce and realign some home-office functions to increase nimbleness and efficiency across the organization and to balance the FY08 budget.

“These actions are integral to creating a leaner organization that proactively supports MSH’s work in strengthening health systems worldwide,” said Dr. Jonathan Quick, MSH president and chief executive officer. “The changes will build on our core competencies in leadership and management, pharmaceutical management, and human resource development, and in critical health areas such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health. We are better leveraging our talent network in field projects, the home office, and around the globe to extend our reach and impact.”

“With MSH offices in 27 countries, expanded work in several of our major global programs, and recognized expertise in critical areas of health management, MSH remains programmatically strong and financially sound. I’m confident that these changes—combined with a more focused vision—will make MSH and our partners better able to save lives and improve health throughout the world.” Dr. Quick said.