: Our Impact

In the most recent issue of the Journal of International Peace Operations, Paul Auxila, MSH’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, calls for “sustainable development, beyond humanitarian assistance and reconstruction.” Before the earthquake, the government of Haiti was making significant progress to improve the quality of and access to health services. In “A Healthy Future for Haiti: The Health System Provides a Useful Case Study for Haiti’s Reconstruction,” Mr.

Responding to recently released findings from The Lancet that maternal mortality rates are sharply declining, MSH’s family planning/reproductive health expert, Dr. Halida Akhter, said “this is good news” and evidence that progress is being made to improve women’s health. Yet, cautions Dr. Akhter, ". . . more needs to be done." Dr. Akhter emphasizes that while there have been some gains; maternal mortality rates remain high in many countries, especially those with high birth and HIV rates.

Responding to recently released findings from The Lancet that maternal mortality rates are sharply declining, MSH’s family planning/reproductive health expert, Dr. Halida Akhter, said “this is good news” and evidence that progress is being made to improve women’s health. Yet, cautions Dr. Akhter, ". . . more needs to be done." Dr. Akhter emphasizes that while there have been some gains; maternal mortality rates remain high in many countries, especially those with high birth and HIV rates.

As a partner in the Knowledge for Health project (K4Health), MSH is leading the implementation of a one-year knowledge management “demonstration” project in Nkhotakota and Salima districts in Malawi. The project aims to improve the exchange and use of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) and HIV & AIDS knowledge among managers and service providers at the national, district, and community levels to improve FP/RH and HIV & AIDS services. Eighty-three percent of Malawi’s population lives in rural areas.

As a partner in the Knowledge for Health project (K4Health), MSH is leading the implementation of a one-year knowledge management “demonstration” project in Nkhotakota and Salima districts in Malawi. The project aims to improve the exchange and use of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) and HIV & AIDS knowledge among managers and service providers at the national, district, and community levels to improve FP/RH and HIV & AIDS services. Eighty-three percent of Malawi’s population lives in rural areas.

As a partner in the Knowledge for Health project (K4Health), MSH is leading the implementation of a one-year knowledge management “demonstration” project in Nkhotakota and Salima districts in Malawi. The project aims to improve the exchange and use of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) and HIV & AIDS knowledge among managers and service providers at the national, district, and community levels to improve FP/RH and HIV & AIDS services. Eighty-three percent of Malawi’s population lives in rural areas.

Dispensing medication with bare hands is a global issue. Despite numerous informal campaigns, the bare hand counting of medicines remains fairly common in Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, and several Latin American and Caribbean countries. Even if medicines are of good quality, they are often counted out with bare hands. As a result, medicines can become contaminated and may not work properly, leading to possibly serious health implications. A comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges of dispensing medications is needed to counter this practice.

The three-year Action for West Africa Region ( AWARE II) Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, is using an innovative, comprehensive approach to scale up integrated best practices in family planning/reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, and maternal, newborn, and child health in 21 countries in West Africa. MSH is managing AWARE II in partnership with EngenderHealth and the Futures Group. MSH interviewed Dr.

The three-year Action for West Africa Region ( AWARE II) Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, is using an innovative, comprehensive approach to scale up integrated best practices in family planning/reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, and maternal, newborn, and child health in 21 countries in West Africa. MSH is managing AWARE II in partnership with EngenderHealth and the Futures Group. MSH interviewed Dr.

The three-year Action for West Africa Region ( AWARE II) Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, is using an innovative, comprehensive approach to scale up integrated best practices in family planning/reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, and maternal, newborn, and child health in 21 countries in West Africa. MSH is managing AWARE II in partnership with EngenderHealth and the Futures Group. MSH interviewed Dr.

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