CAMBRIDGE, MA (SEPTEMBER 22, 2006) — On September 18, First Lady Laura Bush hosted the first White House conference on Global Literacy at the New York Public Library in New York City. Developed to encourage sustained global and country-level leadership to promote literacy, Mrs. Bush underscored the President's commitment to building free societies through literacy. The conference highlighted a variety of successful global literacy programs, to share best practices and lessons learned.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (MAY 30, 2006)—A team of international health professionals from Management Sciences for Health (MSH) presented results achieved in post-conflict Afghanistan through the USAID-funded and MSH-operated Rural Expansion of Afghanistan's Community-based Healthcare (REACH) Program at the annual Global Health Council Conference in Washington, DC.

CAMBRIDGE, MA (JUNE 9, 2006)—Management Sciences for Health has been awarded first place in the 2005 Blue Pencil Competition for its premier publication, Managers Who Lead: A Handbook for Improving Health Services. Essential reading for all those who work in the public or private sector, the handbook empowers managers at all levels to lead teams to face challenges and achieve results.