MSH currently manages the USAID-funded Integrated Health Services Activity (IHSA), which works with local partners to strengthen Benin’s health system with a focus on reducing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent girls’ mortality and morbidity and decentralizing accountability for the health system to local communities—those who best understand their needs and are prepared to address them. MSH’s previous programs contributed to the following achievements.




  • Supported local health workers in implementing timely and low-cost interventions for children under five, including treatment of 86,609 cases of malaria, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections in less than two years, and undertaking immunization and nutrition campaigns in five health zones


  • Integrated acute respiratory illness into the national community case management policy, which was officially adopted by the Ministry of Health


  • Improved and implemented malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment activities; strengthened the national health system's capacity to deliver quality malaria control interventions to improve uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women and ensure appropriate treatment for all malaria patients


  • Worked with the government to develop guidelines for community case management; establish a statistical data system; engage Ministry of Health field staff; build the capacity of the health workforce; and improve systems for referrals, diagnostics, and supervising staff


  • Conducted a comprehensive design of the Benin supply chain system to track and report on the availability of malaria health commodities, medicines, and rapid diagnostic tests


  • Supported the government to revise and roll out a new gender strategy with technical, financial, and local civil society partners


  • Strengthened governance practices at the highest levels of the Ministry of Health, including the Pharmacy Department’s medicine registration process and information management system


  • Supported the creation of the National Quantification Committee for Ebola Commodities to validate the quantification, appropriate storage, and distribution of Ebola commodities to health facilities nationwide

Our Projects

Project Name Health Systems Health Areas Date
Integrated Health Services Activity Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health Malaria, Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health 2018 - 2023
African Strategies for Health
Leadership, Management & Governance, Financing Health Services Malaria, Tuberculosis, Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health, HIV & AIDS 2011 - 2016
Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality Benin
Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health, Malaria Malaria, Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health September 01, 2011 - October 30, 2016
Leadership, Management, and Governance Project in Benin
Leadership, Management & Governance Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health, Malaria 2012 - 2015