June 03, 2021

COVID-19 has exposed major gaps in our ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. As world leaders pledge to fight future outbreaks together, discussions around preparedness are center stage. But past epidemics—such as influenza, Zika, SARS, HIV/AIDS, and Ebola—have shown us that we can no longer focus solely on infectious diseases in our approach to prevent pandemics. Animal and environmental health are also critical factors, but these are largely missing from current discussions.

February 24, 2021

On February 24th, the Global Digital Health Network invited MSH to host a webinar discussion focused on Digital Tools for Pharmaceutical Systems. Visit the event page Pharmaceutical systems depend on efficient and reliable information tools, data governance, and data analytics systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality assured, and affordable products and services. Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), however, suffer from poor data availability and accessibility.

December 16, 2020

 COVID-19 has reignited debates around the synergies and tensions between universal health coverage (UHC) and global health security. Has prioritizing one come at the expense of the other? Do investments targeted toward containing outbreaks hamper a health system’s ability to achieve equitable access and a more sustainable future?