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Improvements in health are seen in statistics and reports, but their most profound effect is within people. It became apparent where the wealth of a nation truly lives when Dr. Leslie Ramsammy was approached by a father who wanted to thank him for saving his child’s life from malaria. “Health is wealth,” said Dr. Ramsammy, the Minister of Health of Guyana, during a visit to MSH headquarters in Cambridge, MA. “It is the foundation for all other aspects of society—the economy, the history, the culture.

The new HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development, represents the largest national expansion of HIV & AIDS services at the community and health center levels in Africa. Dr. Belkis Giorgis, the program’s NGO Capacity Building/Gender Advisor, discusses the challenges that Ethiopian women face and MSH’s family-focused, gender-sensitive approach to AIDS. To extend the reach and impact of our activities, MSH recognizes the importance of including senior staff such as Dr.

MSH’s development of a public-private partnership in Haiti has led to “dramatic improvements in health indicators,” as David Adams reported in the Miami Herald.

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