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President-elect Joe Biden has declared that the US will re-enter the World Health Organization on Day 1 of the new administrationSince 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) has embodied the spirit of international cooperation by tackling the world’s most challenging health issues. The Trump administration’s move in July 2020 to formally withdraw the U.S. from the international body caused an outcry from many, including global health organizations like Management Sciences for Health (MSH).MSH fully supports and applauds the decision of President-elect Biden to rejoin WHO.

Medford, MA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to welcome John Isaacson as Chair of its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2021.Isaacson brings many decades of mission-based service to civic organizations. He launched his career in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, where he served three governors and five Secretaries of Health and Human Services, recruiting appointed officials, and served himself in appointments in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded it a five-year program to support multiple countries in strengthening their national public health institutes, which provide critical functions such as disease outbreak prevention, preparedness, and response. The program, called Building Capacity for National Public Health Institutes, will be implemented with global research and development nonprofit Battelle and will support national governments to strengthen national public health institutes (NPHIs).

In 1948, health leaders established the World Health Organization (WHO) out of a new spirit of international cooperation. A world war had just ended and the United Nations had been born.  These leaders felt a moral responsibility to help people who were falling sick and dying from preventable causes.

Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded it a five-year program to strengthen Afghanistan’s health system, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes—particularly for women of childbearing age and preschool children—in rural and peri-urban parts of the country.

Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded it two multiyear programs to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in almost two dozen countries.“We are thrilled to accelerate and expand our locally led efforts to end TB around the globe,” said Marian W. Wentworth, MSH’s President and CEO. “These awards recognize MSH’s record of results fighting the world’s leading infectious disease killer.

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