{Photo credit: MSH staff}Internal displaced people being screened for TB, COVID-19, and HIV in 1 of the 10 centers for internally displaced people in Mekelle, Tigray.Photo credit: MSH staff

The major conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is affecting the functionality of the region’s health system, impacting everything from human resources to infrastructure. TB services are no exception. TB client follow-up has been disrupted, and many facilities have been damaged, including laboratory diagnostic equipment like microscopes and GeneXpert machines. The capacity to ensure service continuity and collect monitoring and evaluation data has been compromised.

 {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.