Join MSH at InterAction's Forum 2014

Join MSH at InterAction's Forum 2014

{Photo credit: Rui Pires.}Photo credit: Rui Pires.

Are you looking forward to InterAction's Forum 2014, June 10-13, in Washington, DC?

So are we! The Forum brings together representatives of international organizations from all sectors in the global development ecosystem, including global health.

As a co-sponsor of this year’s forum, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is organizing and participating in panel workshops (details below), an interactive conference booth, and much more.

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We hope to see you at these panel workshops, and be sure to visit us at table T-39!

Ending Preventable Child Deaths?

Wednesday, June 11, 1:45-3:15PM (Room 150A)

Organized by the Global Health Working Group, co-chaired by MSH.

Come hear lessons learned from the roll out of A Promise Renewed–the US Agency for International Development's (USAID's) initiative to end preventable child deaths–in Democratic Republic of the Congo, and hear what is next for the movement in countries such as Malawi and Uganda. This workshop will include a vibrant discussion around what has worked, what still needs to be done, and the ways civil society organizations can impact this initiative.

Martha Holley Newsome, MPH, Partnership Leader, Health and WASH, World Vision International


  • Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID
  • Katherine Rogers, Executive Manager, Director’s Office, Program Division Coordinator, Secretariat for A Promise Renewed
  • Shira Kilcoyne, Director, Government Affairs, Emerging Markets & Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline

Role of Post 2015 Partnerships for Development Impact 

Thursday, June 12, 9:00-10:30 AM (Room 144A)

Co-hosted by MSH and Save the Children.

This session will examine the role of key actors in advancing the post-2015 agenda for health and the importance of collaboration and partnership. It will specifically discuss the role of the private sector, civil society and country government. All of these actors, in addition to donor governments, will have a role to play in shaping the post-2015 health agenda and then implementing it.

Catharine Taylor, Vice President, Center for Health Services, Management Sciences for Health


  • Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the United States
  • Michael Klosson, Vice President, Public Policy, Save the Children
  • Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson

Agency Level Measurement: Lessons Learned So Far 

Thursday, June 12, 9:00-10:30 AM (Room 151A)

A group of INGOs who have been engaged in efforts around "agency level measurement systems" have come together to share their experiences and identify common challenges and keys to success. This workshop will allow us to understand better as an industry what "agency-level measurement" looks like, and give us a more unified voice when exploring "impact", "aggregation", and "outcomes" at an organizational level. Presenters will share collective findings that speak to the industry, and provide an interactive marketplace format for smaller groups to dig deeper into the systems and issues most relevant to individual participants.

Christie Getman, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Lutheran World Relief


  • Muluembet Chekol, Senior Director, Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management, Save the Children
  • Barbara Willett, Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Mercy Corps
  • Hap Carr, Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, Catholic Relief Services
  • Juan-Carlos Alegre, Director, Results Management, Impact, & Learning, Management Sciences for Health

Seeing is Believing 

Thursday, June 12, 1:45-3:15PM (Room 149B)

This workshop will explore the effectiveness of taking Capitol Hill staff to see NGO projects "in the field". Discussion will center around the various methods used when planning these trips, the projects and conferences visited, and the impact the trips have on individual staffers and their support for the work of NGOs.

Crystal Lander, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Management Sciences for Health


  • Matt Leffingwell, Chief of Staff, US Representative Kay Granger (R-TX)
  • John Ariale, Partner, Kyle House Group
  • Alison MacDonald, Senior Policy Advisor, US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)