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Building coalitions can amplify stakeholder efforts to carry out effective AMR prevention and control strategies. We have developed and implemented an approach to help local stakeholders kick-start the coalition-building process. The five-step process is to (1) mobilise support, (2) understand the local situation, (3) develop an action plan, (4) implement the plan, and (5) monitor and evaluate. Our experience with the coalition-building approach in Ethiopia, Namibia, Zambia, and with the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network shows that coalitions can form in a variety of ways with many different stakeholders, including government, academia, and faith-based organisations, to organise actions to preserve the effectiveness of existing antimicrobials and contain AMR.

We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 33,744 mother–infant pairs to estimate the use and outcomes of the Malawian programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Most women used the Malawian programme for the prevention of MTCT. The risk of MTCT increased if any of the four main steps in the programme were missed.

Challenge TB (CTB) is a global USAID-funded project, working in Afghanistan. CTB/Afghanistan is a five year project effective from January 2015-September 2019. Globally, it is implemented in partnership with MSH, KNCV, WHO, Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)/National Tuberculosis Program (NTP), WHO, JICA, Global Fund and locally, by BPHS implementers.

Technical Highlight Malaria is responsible for about 7% of all deaths in children under five in Madagascar. The USAID Mikolo Project promoted community approaches to prevent and treat malaria by working with health facilities, community health volunteers (CHVs), and families.

We are pleased to share this booklet that summarizes 10 of the best stories we’ve collected from the field. These narratives are a legacy to Madagascar’s health system and for future public health interventions in the country.

The objective of this study was to describe the conceptual and implementation approach of selected digital health technologies that were tailored in various resource-constrained countries. Drawing from our multi-year institutional experience in more than 20 high disease-burden countries that aspire to meet the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, we screened internal project documentation on various digital health tools that provide clarity in the conceptual and implementation approach. Taking into account geographic diversity, we provide a descriptive review of five selected case studies from Bangladesh (Asia), Mali (Francophone Africa), Uganda (East Africa), Mozambique (Lusophone Africa), and Namibia (Southern Africa). A key lesson learned is to harness and build on existing governance structures. The use of data for decision-making at all levels needs to be cultivated and sustained through multi-stakeholder partnerships. The next phase of information management development is to build systems for triangulation of data from patients, commodities, geomapping, and other parameters of the pharmaceutical system. A well-defined research agenda must be developed to determine the effectiveness of the country- and regional-level dashboards as an early warning system to mitigate stock-outs and wastage of medicines and commodities.

In April 2016, the Population Council, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, convened a regional meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, geared toward supporting countries in East and Southern Africa in meeting their obligations under the Maputo Protocol. Government and civil society representatives from six countries participated: Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia. The meeting was the first activity in a joint project of technical assistance by the conveners, aimed at strengthening access to comprehensive post-rape care for survivors of sexual violence. The regional technical meeting concluded with a discussion of practical steps that participants could take to facilitate legal, policy, and program reform with respect to pregnancy prevention and safe abortion in their respective countries.

In this edition, you will read about MSH support to Society for Women and Children Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (SOWCHAN) advocacy march to the National Assembly on World Aids Day; how we are applying gender lens in Nigeria; and mitigating human resource gaps in general hospital Minna.

In this edition, you will read about MSH’s work in ensuring that Or- phans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) return to school in Nigeria, HIV Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratory transitioned to the Global Fund and FHI360.

We build strong health systems—systems that offer every individual access to high-quality, affordable health services. Systems that can stop an epidemic in its tracks. Systems that can withstand the shocks of an economic meltdown or a conflict.

Year Ended June 30, 2017, drawn from audited financial statements.

Request for Proposal No. SAFEMed-2018-04

The purpose of this assignment is to support the MoH and provide international expertise to develop a strategy on improving regulations on the bioequivalence of generic medicines in line with European Union (EU) practices.

Amendment No. 1 to Request for Proposals No. SAFEMed-2018-04

Building Success is a series of guides offering practical, concrete, and innovative approaches that have proven effective in strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Nigeria. Each of the four guides can stand alone, but they will be most effective if used as components of an integrated package.

Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax Under section 501(c), 527, or 4947(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code

The Ukrainian Ministry of Health (UMoH), working with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in support of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) SAFEMed project, is seeking information on how an interested contractor could develop and implement a national medicine verification (serialization) practice.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Health, working with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in support of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Safe, Affordable, and Effective Medicines for Ukrainians (SAFEMed) project, is seeking information on how an interested contractor could develop and implement a national medicine verification (serialization) practice.

Community health volunteers (CHVs) in Madagascar serve as first-line health care providers for many communities located more than five kilometers from a basic health center (CSB). They provide routine services for family planning and maternal, newborn, and child health, and refer patients for appropriate higher-level services.

Strengthening health systems is the core of MSH's response to HIV and AIDS. We build the capacity of public and private sectors worldwide to prevent, treat, and manage HIV and AIDS and build systems for health that deliver gender-responsive, high-quality HIV services that are adapted to the populations we serve.

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