Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) congratulates Dr. Amelia Flores and Dr. Edwin Montufar on their appointments as Guatemala’s Minister of Health and Vice-Minister for Primary Care, respectively. Both doctors are former MSH staff members. Their appointments come at a crucial time for the country, which is battling a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization, has joined forces with the Madagascar Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) to combat an unprecedented measles outbreak with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Since October 2018, the outbreak has infected approximately 140,000 people and claimed the lives of 1,250 Malagasies, including more than 650 children.“MSH is committed to strengthening Madagascar’s health system in partnership with the national government and local communities,” said Marian W.
MSH calls for improved access to contraceptives and women’s autonomy over family planning choicesArlington, VA —The long-awaited results of the ECHO study published in The Lancet last week show that three common contraceptives—copper IUD, LNG implant, and the DMPA-IM shot—have no substantial effect on HIV risk.
Left to right: Dan Namarika, Principal Secretary of Health, Virginia Palmer, US Ambassador to Malawi, and Dr Charles Mwansambo, Chief of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Population hold an oxygen concentrator, one of many pieces of medical equipment that have now been transferred to the MOH.
Project builds on the organization's pioneering work in Uganda and KenyaArlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that it will introduce its successful pregnancy care model to indigenous women in the western highlands of Guatemala, a region characterized by poverty, high fertility rates, and substandard access to health services.“I am pleased that MSH will have the opportunity to adapt our successful antenatal care model for women in communities with some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in Guatemala,” said Dana Sandstrom Keating, MSH’
Arlington, VA —Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that it has been awarded USAID funding to support Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program. MSH will support the delivery of quality services to manage malaria treatment and complications, and to help prevent the disease during pregnancy, with the goal of reducing malaria-related under-five and maternal mortality.
Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that it has been selected by USAID to strengthen Benin’s health system with a focus on reducing maternal, newborn, children, and adolescent girls’ mortality and morbidity. MSH will also focus on decentralizing accountability for the health system to local communities—those who best understand their needs and are prepared to address them.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, today launched MedSource, a private commercial group purchasing organization (GPO) based in Kenya. The launch is part of MSH’s new global initiative that aims to improve health ecosystems by making quality medicines more affordable.
Arlington, VA—On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will host an end-of-program event for the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program. The event, under the theme, Toward Building Resilient Pharmaceutical Systems, will address progress made and opportunities toward ensuring that quality, life-saving essential medicines and services are available and affordable for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.
Access to safe and effective family planning is essential for achieving gender equality, eliminating extreme poverty, and reducing maternal and child deaths. Critical to the success of family planning efforts worldwide is a strong health system, supported by a well-educated and trained health workforce. A new edition of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, commonly known as the Global Handbook, will be released on February 15 in New Delhi, India, at the 2018 Regional Consortium Meeting of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative.