MEDFORD, Mass. — Global health NGO Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to welcome Mr. Herbert Mugumya as its new Country Representative in Uganda. Mr. Mugumya, who will be based in MSH's office in Kampala, has more than 24 years of hands-on experience in public health, having managed complex, multi-component U.S. government development projects in several countries. Mr. Mugumya is responsible for leading and coordinating all MSH efforts in Uganda by working in partnership with key in-country stakeholders and partner organizations.
Accredited Drug Shops: Pitch for Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2014Read Dr. Quick's remarks (as prepared)Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, Management Sciences for HealthTwo billion people – one third of the world’s population – lack regular access to quality essential medicines. In rural Tanzania, as in most low income countries, when people are sick enough to seek treatment their first stop is not a trained health provider or clinic. No, their first stop is the drug seller down the street.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced it is seeking partners to complete its 2011 Commitment for Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), pledging to scale up sustainable Accredited Drug Shops in five African nations by 2015 to bring quality essential medicines to 70 million people in rural communities. The program has already served 36 million people in three nations and economically empowered thousands of women. Over 10,000 Accredited Drugs Shops are now in operation. Read more about the Accredited Drug Shops here. MSH President & CEO Dr.
MSH is pleased to announce that we have won the follow-on program to our successful Securing Ugandans' Right to Essential Medicines (SURE) program. USAID has awarded MSH US$29.9 million over a five-year period to increase the availability, accessibility and appropriate use of essential medicines and health supplies for Ugandans. The new program, Systems Strengthening and Health Commodities (SSHC), will be based in Kampala with Dr. Birna Trap as Chief of Party. The project is part of the portfolio of MSH's Center for Pharmaceutical Management led by Vice President Douglas Keene.
MSH Urges President Museveni to Veto HIV & AIDS Prevention and Control Bill 2010
MSH is deeply concerned about a new discriminatory and damaging law passed last week in Uganda. The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, 2010, passed last week by the Ugandan Parliament, makes it a crime to “willfully, knowingly and intentionally” infect another with HIV and makes it mandatory for men to be tested alongside their wives/pregnant partners.
Management Sciences for Health, a global health nonprofit organization working in over 60 countries, is deeply concerned with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
“MSH believes this new law will negatively affect the health of Ugandan citizens, and may restrict what groups like MSH can do to help Uganda fight HIV/AIDS and meet its Millennium Development Goals,” said Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO of MSH.