Ethiopia: Our Impact

In a recent survey, a team from the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and Management Sciences for Health found that human resource (HR) managers in four East African countries—Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda—want and need better preparation to carry out their responsibilities, which include recruitment and deployment of staff, HR planning and policy, and training. The study recommended seeking professionals for these roles and providing short courses in HR management and leadership.

The accomplishments of the HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) in Ethiopia have greatly exceeded expectations. Considering the program’s goal of reaching 260,000 people with prevention services after reaching more than three and a half times that many in one year and the program’s successful expansion of treatment, it has already surpassed its major objectives.

As the Rational Pharmaceutical Management (RPM) Plus Program draws to a close, the Program Director, Dr. Douglas Keene of MSH, reviewed the successes of almost a decade of contributions to improved pharmaceutical management. He spoke at the annual conference of the Global Health Council in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2008. Getting Help to People in Need

The new HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development, represents the largest national expansion of HIV & AIDS services at the community and health center levels in Africa. Dr. Belkis Giorgis, the program’s NGO Capacity Building/Gender Advisor, discusses the challenges that Ethiopian women face and MSH’s family-focused, gender-sensitive approach to AIDS. To extend the reach and impact of our activities, MSH recognizes the importance of including senior staff such as Dr.

There is growing recognition that health plays a key role in stabilizing and rebuilding the world’s most troubled nations—those that have been ravaged by years of conflict, disease, poverty, and natural disasters.In times of crisis, health systems are battered by violence, poor governance, lack of funding, and loss of infrastructure. Where people no longer have access to adequate health services, mortality and morbidity rates increase dramatically.At MSH we believe that, despite the challenges, societies can move forward and health can be made a top priority.

CAMBRIDGE, MA —To commemorate World AIDS Day 2007, the MSH-implemented HIV/AIDS Care and Support Project is sponsoring and organizing an array of activities in Ethiopia.

Partners with IntraHealth, Save the Children US, Dawn of Hope, and the Ethiopian Interfaith Forum for Development Dialogue and Action for the single largest expansion of AIDS community support and care in Africa. CAMBRIDGE, MA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and its partners have been selected by the US Agency for International Development to implement the largest national expansion of HIV & AIDS services at the community and health center level in Africa.

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