CAMBRIDGE, MA — A series of presentations outlining Management Sciences for Health’s successful work across the spectrum of HIV & AIDS programs was showcased at the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City beginning August 4th, 2008. John Pollock, Health Service Delivery Country Lead, and Dr. Gyuri Fritsche, Performance-based Financing Technical Director, discussed MSH’s groundbreaking results in performance-based contracting and how it has impacted the area of HIV & AIDS prevention, treatment, and care. Mr.

Guided by the motto “building the ship as we’re sailing it,” MSH is rapidly scaling up the availability of comprehensive HIV & AIDS services in Nigeria while strengthening the country’s health care system. Supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the AIDS Care and Treatment (ACT) Project is using a decentralized model to reach the country’s diverse and primarily rural population. ACT is combining intensive outreach with the building of sustainable structures and systems at the state and local levels.

Dr. William Newbrander of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has developed a systematic approach to assist the governments of states that are in transition after conflicts or health emergencies as these nations plan and carry out actions to make progress in development. The Assistant Director-General for Health Action in Crises for the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Ala Awan, invited Dr. Newbrander to present this approach in a Global Consultation on Health Recovery in Transition Situations. The meeting took place December 4–6, 2007, in Montreux, Switzerland. WHO chose Dr.