{Photo credit: MSH staff}Margaret Bayoru inside the Arua district commodities store.Photo credit: MSH staff

When COVID-19 hit Uganda, Margaret Bayoru worried about how patients in the country's remote facilities in the West Nile region would receive medicines. As the person responsible for inventory management at Arua regional emergency supply chain stores, Margaret knew that her colleagues in these health facilities not only needed the medicines to save patients' lives, but they also needed personal protective equipment to protect themselves from the coronavirus.Today, Margaret does not have to worry. She proudly leads the way towards achieving her team's main objective—a fully stocked district health store that consistently delivers essential supplies where they are needed most. "We have plenty of medicines and supplies from the Government of Uganda and donations from partners," says Margaret.

A laboratory scientist uses a microscope for a malaria test in a PMI-S supported health facility. Photo credit Oluwatobiloba Akerele/MSH

Two frontline health workers, Elizabeth Adeleke and Biodun Akande, speak about their work in engaging the private sector to support malaria elimination in NigeriaIn Nigeria, over 60% of health care services are delivered through the private sector. Successful malaria control efforts in Nigeria, which account for 25% of global malaria cases, will only be achieved with the successful engagement of private sector actors.Recognizing this, The U.S.

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Access to effective antenatal care (ANC) was already a challenge for indigenous women and adolescents in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Quetzaltenango department in particular has high poverty and fertility rates, and substandard access to health services. In 2019, MSH began working to strengthen antenatal care (ANC) in Quetzaltenango using a group care model to improve women’s experience of pregnancy and improving birth outcomes.