MSH works on crosscutting issues that are essential to saving lives and improving health. These issues are at the core of MSH's health systems and health area work and take us closer to our vision of working toward a world where everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life. They also get at our core belief that health is a human right, realized progressively through equitable access to health care for all. 

Universal health coverage and gender are at the center of post-2015 frameworks for sustainable health development goals.

Our priority initiatives are: