BOSTON, MA — Management Sciences for Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Mugyenyi as Principal Program Officer in its HIV/TB Unit.A world leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Mugyenyi's professional experience spans more than 20 years and includes work in The United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.Since 1992, Dr. Mugyenyi has served as the Executive Director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), a model center that has played a major role in the highly successful Uganda AIDS Control program.

BOSTON, MA (JANUARY 12, 2004) — Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) Ritta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken and MSH Consultant, Liz Newby, contributed to the recent report, "The Content and Uses of Health Laws: An Overview of Selected International Models and Lessons Learned for Possible Application in Indonesia." Additional authors include Chandrawilla Supriadi and Broto Wasisto. The report consists of a review of the use of health laws in Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

In Afghanistan, a general can look like an angel of mercy Christopher Scott Acumen, Volume II, Number I In Afghanistan's cities, it might as well be the 19th century; in the countryside, even earlier-at least, in terms of medical care. Hundreds of thousands of Afghan women, children, and infants will die unnecessarily this year. The death of so many seems anachronistic because, while epidemic and starvation are quite possible in this country, they will not, in fact, be the principal cause. The real culprit will be the lack of modern medicine, and that is perhaps the greatest tragedy.