Who We Are

Who We Are

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global nonprofit advisory organization that provides governments, health organizations, and the private sector with the strategies, tools, and management support to effectively and efficiently deliver high-functioning health systems. 

About MSH

We advance knowledge and technology globally to support people locally to achieve health for all. From health ministry to community, private sector to civil society, as trusted advisors, we make the foundational changes that support the whole health system. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.

We are a mission-driven, global health nonprofit. For more than 50 years, we have focused on the people at the heart of the health system in each environment in which we work.

To learn more about MSH, download our recent About MSH fact sheet.

Our People

Our globally recognized professionals are committed to technical excellence and provide innovative solutions to the countries and people with whom we work.

A nurse administers TB treatment to a patient
Financial Data

We have been a trusted steward of our donors’ funds, ensuring that they are spent effectively and to the highest standards of compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. Our financial statements and annual reports are found here.

Work With Us
Pharmacy staff in Ukraine
Work With Us

We offer a range of career opportunities. Join us as we help solve the world’s public health challenges and create an equitable and inclusive environment everywhere we work.

MSH staff in Guatemala working with local partners
Partner With Us

We are deeply grateful to our diverse funding and implementing partners and the local leaders with whom we work. Join us as we seek out new innovations to meet new demands.

Our Inspiration

Mission & Vision

Our Mission
We work shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.

Our Vision
A world where everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life.

How We Work

We are committed to helping countries around the world achieve UHC in alignment with the third Sustainable Development Goal: We focus our efforts on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and fragile states.

We partner to locally lead the way: We support people to build on what they already know to take charge of their own development and their own health. We establish trust and equitable relationships with those with whom we work. Our collaborators include the public and private sectors, civil society, and faith-based organizations, from health ministries to the community.

We develop innovations for current and future health systems: We are committed to helping health systems adapt to the complex and evolving world we live in. We learn from all health systems globally and share what we have learned to build innovative solutions to health care challenges.

We apply systems thinking: We look at every aspect of the health system and the social, economic, environmental, and other conditions that impact it to develop an adaptive and dynamic approach.

We bring data to bear on every decision: Our strategies and approaches are based on current research, detailed results monitoring, input from partners and country governments, demographic and epidemiologic trends, and decades of experience.

We work toward the goal of sustainability. Every intervention we undertake is designed to build on what already exists. We help develop leadership among motivated, well-trained health professionals and those who support them. Their leadership and ownership is at the heart of sustainability.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our commitments are to: 

  • Our People: MSH is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment everywhere we work.
  • Our Mission: MSH will continuously examine how we do our work for opportunities to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Our Voice: MSH will share what we learn publicly and actively engage in the global conversation.

MSH is a signatory of the CREED pledge, committed to racial and ethnic equity in development.

The Tao of Leadership

In the late 1960s, MSH founder Dr. Ron O’Connor was introduced to a poem based on the Tao Te Ching, “The Tao of Leadership.” It was introduced to him by a Japanese doctor in Nepal with whom he worked, Dr. Noboru Iwamura. Dr. Iwamura embodied the selflessness and humility that inspired Dr. O’Connor and is expressed in the Tao of Leadership. These values still resonate today in our daily work and serve as continuing inspiration to our staff in the many countries where we work.

Go to the people

Live with them

Love them

Learn from them

Start with what they have

Build on what they know.

But of the best leaders

When their task is accomplished

The work is done

The people will say

We have done it ourselves.

– Lao Tzu, “The Tao of Leadership”

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