MSH Unveils Successes and Accomplishments in 2007

CAMBRIDGE —Global Challenges, Local Solutions. The theme of MSH’s 2007 Annual Report highlights the importance of international development throughout every level of society. Whether it is training nurses and health workers in antiretroviral therapy at the community level or sustaining Global Fund initiatives around the world, MSH is showcasing its part in the evolution of global health. As programs across the world multiply and expand, MSH continues to excel in the field of infectious disease, leadership and management, pharmaceutical management, and the integration of primary health care. Highlighted countries in the report include Ethiopia, Haiti, South Africa, Afghanistan, and Rwanda. “The evidence is clear: with social and political commitment, sufficient funding, practical know-how, and local implementation,” says Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MSH President and Chief Executive Officer, “progress is possible even in resource-constrained countries.” This year’s report profiles such progress: a peer education program for malaria prevention in West Africa that has allowed over 275,000 women and children to sleep safer each night; scaled-up HIV services in Ethiopia that treat more than 715,000 people, triple the first-year target; professionalized leadership and management training that mobilizes local leaders to create healthy communities in Peru; expanded public-private partnerships that offer health services to an additional 1.5 million people in Haiti; modest financial incentives that broaden the use of HIV voluntary counseling and testing in Rwanda. This year’s annual report also marks the first time that MSH is providing a completely electronic version of the publication. Easy to download, navigate, and search, the guide is completely accessible throughout the world, guaranteeing instant use for our partners, clients, and audience wherever they are. Download MSH's 2007 Annual Report