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The USAID-funded Challenge TB project collaborated with the Ethiopian National TB Control Program (NTP) and regional health bureaus to integrate TB screening into all health service outlets across the country. The intensive support included mentorship of hospital staff by zonal and regional teams, routine check-ins, on-site capacity building, and close follow-up.

Previously, Ethiopia used conventional methods for mycobacteria culture and drug susceptibility testing, which take 4-12 weeks to get results and require sequential procedures for the diagnosis. The recently introduced second-line probe assay (SL-LPA) delivers results in just 24-48 hours, a vast improvement over the conventional method.

The Ethiopian National TB Program (NTP) has made important contributions to the decentralization of multidrug-resistant (MDR) treatment and follow-up sites across the country.

The dual burden of TB and HIV infection has prompted global attention as well as WHO policies and guidelines.

Ethiopia is among high TB-HIV burden countries and uptake of live-saving treatment among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) has remained low at the national level.

The Technical Support Services Project (TSSP) worked with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoHCDGEC) to analyze data to project future health care employment needs, including current and future vacancies, and create a five-year recruitment and staffing plan.

The Leadership Development Program (LDP+) is an experiential approach developed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The program enables individuals at all levels of an organization to develop the skills they need to lead, manage, and govern programs; meet challenges; and achieve measurable desired results.

On July 10th, staff from MSH and Scope shared lessons learned while working with government and other partners in Kenya and Uganda to adapted a group antenatal care (ANC) model, called 'pregnancy clubs,' to the local context using human-centered design and tested the innovation in selected public sector facilities.Women who participated in the pregnancy clubs described better and more respectful e

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is implementing a project to strengthen high-quality, culturally appropriate antenatal care (ANC) for indigenous women in the Quetzaltenango department of Guatemala.

The Tanzania Technical Support Services Project (TSSP) supports the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoHCDGEC) and public health institutions in improving the health system to achieve and sustain HIV epidemic control in Tanzania.

Metro Manila, PhilippinesAugust 19-20, 2019 The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines, with support from its technical partners, is strengthening the procurement and supply chain management (PSCM) system for health commodities.

This report summarizes significant USAID MTaPS achievements, key challenges, program performance, and adaptation in response to new demands and lessons learned for the April through June 2019 period. The report is organized by health area, objective, region, and country.

In support of the government of Angola's efforts to maintain the country’s relatively low HIV prevalence, MSH, under USAID Angola’s Health For All (HFA) Project (2017–2019) helped to establish a sustainable model for providing high-quality HIV and AIDS services through the prevention, care, and treatment continuum.To accelerate early HIV diagnosis and linkage to care, HFA support

To accelerate progress in early diagnosis and linkage to treatment of people living with HIV, the Health For All (HFA) Project in Angola trained and deployed 16 patient assistant facilitators (PAFs) across seven health facilities in Luanda.In support of the Government of Angola’s (GoA) strategic plan to accelerate early diagnosis of HIV, HFA supported initiatives to ensure that people living

Until recently, TB and HIV have been treated separately under Angola’s National TB Control Program (NCTB) and the National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS (INLS).In support of TB/HIV service integration, the Health for All (HFA) project provided coordination and advocacy at the national level to align NCTB and INLS goals, infrastructural support to facilities to ensure that they have th

The Health For All (HFA) Project worked in partnership with the Government of Angola to integrate provider-initiated HIV testing services into family planning services in health facilities. To support the integration of FP and HIV services, HFA developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) based on each clinical intervention, job aids, and checklists and provided training to health prov

The Health for All (HFA) Project (April 2017– September 2019) was funded by USAID, led by Population Services International, and implemented in partnership with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and local partners Rede de Mulheres Angolanas and the MENTOR Initiative. MSH led implementation of the project’s work on HIV and AIDS at seven health facilities selected by the US Presi

HFA works in support of the Government of Angola’s strategic plan to accelerate early HIV diagnosis and linkage to care through implementation of the Busca Activa Consentida Através do Caso Indice (BACCI) or index case testing and tracing (ICTT).

Afghanistan accounts for two-thirds of the global area under opium poppy cultivation and produces 70 percent of the world’s opiates.

The objective of the USAID-funded Keneya Jemu Kan (KJK) project (communication and health prevention) is to promote key healthy behaviors and increase the demand for and use of high-impact health services and commodities. As the capacity building lead, MSH’s role has been to build the organizational leadership, management, and governance (L+M+G) capacities of public sector and health no

In 2014, the Government of Angola introduced a national community development and health worker program to address challenges affecting the poor.

The Health for All (Saúde para Todos) Project in Angola, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by Population Services International (PSI), was launched in January 2017 to support the government’s efforts to increase quality health service delivery in the country.

To address the high burden of TB in the Philippines, the National TB Control Program (NTP) of the Department of Health (DOH) is working to ensure access to TB medicines.

One of the key elements of successful tuberculosis (TB) control programs is adherence to treatment, and this is a cornerstone of most international and national policies and guidelines. Non-adherence is often due to patient-related factors, but can also be a result of provider issues, such as stock-outs of TB medicines.

The National TB Control Program (NTP) in the Philippines is continuously scaling up its operations in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) to achieve the results and deliverables described in the 2010–2016 Philippine Plan of Action to Control Tuberculosis.

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