We have been associated with India since our founding in 1971. While working at all levels of the health system over the years, we have supported the accessibility and delivery of health services and essential medicines, implemented reproductive and maternal and child health strategies and behavior change, established strong procurement systems, and expanded treatment of infectious diseases.
To support improvements in health services and outcomes in India, we have carried out work in leadership and management, applied research, and health management information systems—including a 19-state project in the 1980s. Our programs have aided the government with costing studies to mobilize resources for primary health care, supported access to and procurement of essential medicines and related health supplies, performed pharmaceutical-sector assessments, and developed standard operating procedures in laboratories and pharmacies. To reduce malnutrition and infant mortality, MSH has helped to deliver high-impact interventions, such as home-based newborn care, improved infant and young child feeding, and immunization.
To respond to HIV and AIDS and expand treatment of TB, MSH—with the World Bank in India—designed initiatives to combat TB among those living in crowded urban areas. We work to improve government contracting of private sector agencies to provide TB support services, and with the National Health Systems Research Centre we have been conducting a series of costing analyses to inform national budget discussions on health allocations.
Accelerating the End of TB: Field Research from Management Sciences for Health—2008-2022
Our volume of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles highlights MSH’s long-term commitment to ending the TB epidemic. Authored or co-authored by MSH technical experts over the last 15 years, these articles are important contributions to the evidence base of what works in the fight against TB, including systems strengthening innovations that improve access to both established and novel TB medicines, ensure safety and quality, and promote effective detection and case management.
Management Sciences for Health Supports Newly Introduced Legislation to End Tuberculosis Worldwide
The bill calls for greater coordination among US government agencies that engage in international TB activities to ensure accountability and transparency, reduce duplication of efforts, and ensure appropriate integration and coordination of TB services into other US government-supported health programs.