Editor’s note: The MSH Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haïti Project—Pwojè Djanm (“robust project” in Creole) contributes to better health for more than 4 million Haitians, with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). An all-Haitian team is working to increase the availability of health services, reduce internal conflict, nurture livelihoods that contribute to Haiti’s economic development, and build capacity as the foundation for progress. Dr.

In the municipality of El Tuma-La Dalia, 175 kilometers north of the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, local leaders have designed the Educational Plan for Local Development, or Plan Educativo para el Desarrollo Local, which is transforming education into the engine for achieving sustainable local development by focusing on creating human capital. Of the municipality’s population of about 56,680, more than 85 percent live in rural areas that have few health facilities.

Editor’s note: After a quarter century of nearly continuous conflict—a period that decimated the country’s health resources—Afghanistan is now seven years into a sweeping effort to rebuild its health system, with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, and the European Commission. MSH is honored to be playing a key role in this pioneering collaboration among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors—a collaboration that has much to celebrate and much work left to do. In this interview, Minister of Public Health Dr.