Countries Need Informed Decision-making through Health Technology Assessment to Allocate Resources during the PandemicThink Global Health: Who Gets What and Why Hector Castro, MSH Technical Director, September 23, 2020“The pandemic is a brutal and urgent wake-up call that low- and middle-income countries need more effective, efficient regulatory systems.” In an opinion piece for Think Global Health—an initiative from the Council on Foreign Relations—MSH’s Global Lead of Infectious Diseases, Health Financing, Technologies, Data, and Impact, Dr. Hector Castro, discusses the need for health technology assessment to set priorities and allocate precious resources. Half of all medical equipment in Bangladesh’s public health facilities—hospital beds, ventilators, nebulizers, refrigerators, and vehicles—goes unused. Meanwhile, in Uganda, ultrasound machines are overused for a small number of patients, while many in need go without...Why such painful gaps and discrepancies?
More than $120 million in commitments announced at historic convening for global healthArlington, VA—Last week, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) joined philanthropies, nongovernmental organizations, US government agencies, financial institutions, corporations, universities, Nobel laureate Dr.
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.
Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) joins the global health community in expressing its deep appreciation to the White House for last week’s release of the Global Health Security Strategy, a whole-of-society approach to preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious disease threats.
Ebola health care workers at a home during the October 2014 outbreak. Photo Credit: Fred Hartman/MSH
Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) stands with the global health community, and with the millions of people we serve across the globe each day, to urge the U.S. government to reconsider planned reductions to programs that are essential to health and national security, and to focus on continuing to invest in strengthening health systems in the world’s poorest countries.
Global health nonprofit joins JEE Alliance advisory board
Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to join the advisory board of the JEE Alliance, a platform for facilitating multisectoral collaboration on health security capacity building and implementation of the International Health Regulations.