: Our Impact

With a goal of reaching up to 700,000 children under 15, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is joining efforts with several partners to support the Haitian Ministry of Health, which launches a deworming program at the start of every school year. In health sites and schools near sites supported by MSH’s USAID-funded, Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haiti (SDSH) project, service providers will administer an initial dose of mebendazole to children to be followed four to six months later by a second dose.

With a goal of reaching up to 700,000 children under 15, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is joining efforts with several partners to support the Haitian Ministry of Health, which launches a deworming program at the start of every school year. In health sites and schools near sites supported by MSH’s USAID-funded, Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haiti (SDSH) project, service providers will administer an initial dose of mebendazole to children to be followed four to six months later by a second dose.

Many people in rural Tanzania seek health care and medicines from retail drug shops, called duka la dawa baridi, for reasons such as convenience. Historically, the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) authorized duka la dawa baridi to provide nonprescription medicines; however, a 2001 assessment showed that many shops sold prescription drugs illegally and that the drug sellers were generally unqualified and untrained.

Many people in rural Tanzania seek health care and medicines from retail drug shops, called duka la dawa baridi, for reasons such as convenience. Historically, the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) authorized duka la dawa baridi to provide nonprescription medicines; however, a 2001 assessment showed that many shops sold prescription drugs illegally and that the drug sellers were generally unqualified and untrained.

Many people in rural Tanzania seek health care and medicines from retail drug shops, called duka la dawa baridi, for reasons such as convenience. Historically, the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) authorized duka la dawa baridi to provide nonprescription medicines; however, a 2001 assessment showed that many shops sold prescription drugs illegally and that the drug sellers were generally unqualified and untrained.

The World Health Organization’s official recognition of the H1N1 virus as a pandemic this past June focused global attention on the challenge of responding to human outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, which are diseases transmissible from animals to humans. Through work in 49 countries in the past five years, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has developed a unique multisector approach to assist countries not only in responding to pandemics but also in preventing future outbreaks.

MSH staff reported on the results of projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, and Rwanda at this year’s meeting of agencies that implement programs funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Windhoek, Namibia, from June 10 to 14. The meeting brought together about 1,500 people from 55 countries to share best practices and lessons learned in the fight against AIDS.

MSH staff reported on the results of projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, and Rwanda at this year’s meeting of agencies that implement programs funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Windhoek, Namibia, from June 10 to 14. The meeting brought together about 1,500 people from 55 countries to share best practices and lessons learned in the fight against AIDS.

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