USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) has announced selections for its Top Ten Health Systems Strengthening Cases. Two MSH case studies were selected in the Top Ten Health Systems Strengthening Cases as well as one honorable mention. The cases can be accessed here.
As a major partner in the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance, an international team led by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is poised to continue to make significant contributions to USAID’s vision of a world free of TB. The new USAID-funded project, Challenge TB, is a five-year cooperative agreement with a value of up to $550 million. Challenge TB will be the fourth global USAID TB control program implemented by the Coalition, a team of nine partners that includes MSH:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
American Thoracic Society
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.
The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program and MSH are excited to announce the launch of a new version of QuanTB, version 1.0.2, an electronic forecasting, quantification, and early warning tool designed to improve procurement processes, ordering, and planning for tuberculosis (TB) treatment.
QuanTB is also now available in 6 languages: English, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.
A lab technician in the DRC’s Kasaï Oriental Province who received training on HIV-TB co-infection.Photo credit: MSH staff.
People living with HIV or tuberculosis (TB) face many health challenges, but when infected with both of these diseases, their struggles multiply, because each disease accelerates the other’s progression. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is ranked eighth among countries reporting the highest rates of HIV/TB co-infection. To manage the burden of care at such a level, countries must have well-trained staff in a health system that takes an integrated approach to care and treatment.
Nile Breweries donated 36 cases of water to TRACK TB-supported hospitals. Purified water helps TB patients stay hydrated during treatment. Photo credit: Rita Tumuhairwe/MSH.
Nagayi Efrance became infected with tuberculosis (TB) in 2012. Although she attended local health facilities for treatment, the TB medicine did not heal her and often left her feeling nauseated and unable to eat. When Nagayi tried to take the TB medicine on an empty stomach, she felt even worse. Eventually, she stopped taking treatment and developed multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB), a strain of TB that cannot be treated by first-line anti-TB medicines.
Teberih Tsegay, Almaz Haile, Jember Alemayehu, and Yeshi Derebew, of Korem Town, Ethiopia.Photo credit: Genaye Eshetu/MSH
Prestigious Health Worker Honors Given to Four Mother Mentors from Ethiopia
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is proud to announce that Teberih Tsegay, Almaz Haile, Jember Alemayehu, and Yeshi Derebew are being honored for their work as recipients of the 2014 REAL Awards, given by Save the Children and Frontline Health Workers Coalition. The REAL Awards is a first-of-its-kind global awards program designed to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide in the United States and around the world.