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Nancy Ngum and Paul Tanui (AUDA-NEPAD), Ms. Mimi Darko (Ghana FDA), and Kate Kikule (MTaPS)

Regional regulatory leaders, representatives from academia, and development organizations gathered in Accra, Ghana, in June to review a new monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tool that promises to improve access to safe, affordable medicines in several African countries by measuring the performance of Regional Centres of Regulatory Excellence (RCOREs).The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), in collaboration with the USAID-funded Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) program, supported the validation of the M&E tool.

Kitty (far left) attends a Community Health Action Group meeting to discuss ways to improve their reach in the community.

Story by Sam Sande, District WASH Officer, and Rejoice Phiri, Communications Manager, USAID’s ONSE Health Activity“Faliya and I have built over 14 toilets and we are not slowing down,” says Kitty Kachingwe Likuda, a resident of Khanyizira in Malawi’s southern district of Mulanje.The lack of proper sanitation and hygiene remains one of the greatest barriers to global development. Approximately 47% of households in rural areas of Malawi still lack access to an improved sanitation facility, which commonly leads to waterborne illnesses such as diarrhea.

{Photo credit: Warren Zelman}Photo credit: Warren Zelman

MSH’s President and CEO, Marian W. Wentworth, will join the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Malaria Vaccine Advisory Committee (MALVAC) for a two-year appointment.

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