MSH Wins Micronutrient Award from USAID

CAMBRIDGE, MA (NOVEMBER 01, 2005)— Management Sciences for Health was recently awarded the A2Z cooperative agreement, as a subcontractor to the Academy for Educational Development (AED). The purpose of A2Z is to implement and strengthen micronutrient programs to improve the nutrition and health of vulnerable populations; provide global technical leadership in micronutrients; and support organizations working to prevent child blindness.

The A2Z Project, funded by USAID's Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition is expected to total $85 million over five years. A2Z is the primary vehicle in the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition in the Bureau of Global Health to assist in the control and reduction of micronutrient deficiencies for the improvement of the nutritional and health status of infants, children, women, and families in developing and transitional countries.

MSH will share its experience and expertise with AED in building and strengthening health systems: through technical assistance (TA) to country and regional micronutrient programs; global technical leadership for micronutrients; and prevention of childhood blindness.