At the opening of the new Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centre in Ntcheu, Malawi, the country's Minister of Health took the opportunity to encourage Malawians to participate in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic."Why should we be afraid to come to this beautiful centre to check our sero status? HIV/AIDS is not a sin. It is a health problem," said Dr.

From Egypt to Afghanistan—A South-to-South Leadership Development Exchange In May 2005, 15 Afghan doctors visited Upper Egypt's Aswan region, where health staff are continuing the leadership development begun with Management Sciences for Health under the USAID-funded cooperative agreement, Management and Leadership Program (M&L), from 2002-2003.

In many countries, the health system is undermined not only by a lack of resources, but a lack of systems to effectively manage the people, medicines, money, and information that contribute to improved health outcomes. The situation is especially acute in fragile and post-conflict states, where services are hampered by political instability, economic uncertainty, grave security concerns, and natural disasters. In such environments, there is an urgent need for large-scale responses that have a lasting impact on health.