Stories

World Tuberculosis Day, commemorated on March 24, encourages awareness of the international health threat presented by tuberculosis (TB) and recognizes the collaborative efforts of countries involved in fighting this infectious disease. MSH contributes to worldwide efforts to combat TB by engaging communities to improve their management systems and leadership skills, which are essential to effective TB control.

International Women's Day, commemorated on March 8, connects women around the world and inspires them to achieve their full potential by celebrating the collective power of women past, present, and future across developed and developing countries. Throughout the world, MSH has helped to improve the lives of women by working to improve their health and the health of their families; our PRISM Project in Guinea is just one example.

A horrific earthquake shook Pakistan in October 2005, leaving 2.8 million people homeless and nearly 200,000 injured or dead. Since the earthquake, rain and snow continue to descend onto the affected communities causing landslides and avalanches, and making reconstruction work nearly impossible for days on end. Today, with the help of organizations like MSH, Pakistan has begun to rebuild, restore, and revive two of the hardest-hit districts—Bagh and Mansehra.

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