The former President of Cost Rica and Nobel laureate gave an inspirational closing address at the SEAM conferenceWASHINGTON, DC (NOVEMBER 30, 2001) — Former President of Costa Rica and Nobel laureate, Oscar Arias Sánchez, gave an inspirational closing address at an international conference on targeting improved access to essential medicines in developing countries.

BOSTON, MA (JANUARY 17, 2002) The Honorable George W. Bush The White House

World Bank awards funding to Management Sciences for Health for maternal health work in the Brazilian AmazonWASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 25, 2002) — Management Sciences for Health (MSH) was recently awarded $94,940 through the World Bank's highly competitive 2002 Development Marketplace (DM) competition. One of only 34 programs to receive a portion of the total $4 million funding, MSH with its partner the Manicoré Municipal Secretary of Health, will use the award to help increase access to quality primary health care services in the Brazilian municipality of Manicoré.