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On the Road Toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC)October 2012


Management Sciences for Health at 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 

MSH at 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a symposium co-sponsor, and partners are pleased to announce these Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research featured events, including: satellite and concurrent sessions, poster presentations, and a special showing of the MSH film, Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlet (ADDO) Program: Improving Access to Medicines in Tanzania.
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Health for All Campaign to Support Universal Health Coverage Initiatives in Four African Nations  

Health for All Campaign Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and led by MSH, the Health for All campaign will support existing government initiatives toward universal health coverage and equitable health reform in four African nations.
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Sustaining Indonesia's Tuberculosis Program -- After the Donors Have Gone

Sustaining Indonesia's TB Program After the Donors Have GoneIndonesia is developing a financial sustainability strategy for the National Tuberculosis Program, which includes implementing universal health coverage in 2014.
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Delivering Medicines in DR Congo: In the Face of Insecurity 

Delivering Medicines in DR Congo: In the Face of Insecurity A team of health workers transported medicines and supplies to a Democratic Republic of the Congo health zone in Sud Kivu province, where there had been no delivery of medicines or supplies for more than six months.
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Lagos Leaders Share Success Factors for a Viable Community-based Health Insurance Scheme 

Lagos Leaders Share Success Factors for a Viable Community-based Health Insurance Scheme Nigerians from Akwa Ibom and Gombe states toured two Lagos state local government areas to learn from the leaders' successes piloting community-based health insurance schemes.
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Putting Access to Medicines at the Center of Universal Health Coverage: A Conversation with Dr. Douglas Keene 


Putting Access to Medicines at the Center of Universal Health Coverage: A Conversation with Dr. Douglas Keene MSH spoke with Dr. Douglas Keene, Vice President for the Center for Pharmaceutical Management, about how pharmaceutical services fit into the universal health coverage framework, and MSH's role in developing it.

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More MSH News

Grant Management Solutions 2 Awarded to MSH Partnership: Up to Five More Years of Technical Support to Grantees of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria    

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded an MSH-led partnership the next phase of the Grant Management Solutions project.
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Health NGOs in Guyana Learn Financial Planning for Sustainability 

Six health-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Guyana are learning how to face resource challenges, including attracting new funding and building capacity to plan, program, and account for increases in resources, through the PEPFAR-funded, USAID project, Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Program Phase II.
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MSH to Participate at Union World 2012 

During the week of November 13-17, over 20 MSH staff will head to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health. This five-day conference will cover the latest developments, opportunities, and challenges in tuberculosis, HIV, tobacco control, lung health and chronic diseases.
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Global AIDS Policy Partnership Recommendations for the Blueprint for an AIDS-free Generation    

Global AIDS Policy Partnership organizations, including MSH, wrote a letter to US Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby with five recommendations for the Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation.
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South Sudan: Saving Lives by Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage 

South Sudan has the world's worst maternal mortality ratio, and roughly one third of these deaths can be attributed to postpartum hemorrhage.
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Washington Post Live High-Level Panel Tackles Noncommunicable Diseases 

The Washington Post Live panel on October 17 featured high-level noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) experts, including MSH President Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, discussing how to tackle the global epidemic of NCDs.
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VIDEO: An epidemic deadlier than the Big 3

Devex Interviews MSH President Dr. Quick at CGI: An epidemic deadlier than the Big 3
Devex interviews MSH President & CEO Dr. Jonathan D. Quick at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting on fighting the chronic diseases epidemic with universal health coverage.
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A Note from Dr. Quick
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On the Road to Universal Health Coverage: The Vital Role of the Essential Package for Health Impact

"Universal health coverage has two fundamental goals: maximizing health impact and eliminating - or at least reducing - impoverishment and bankruptcy due to healthcare costs," blogs MSH President Dr. Jonathan Quick.

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Rwanda: Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Project

USAID's Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Project (IHSSP), led by MSH, supports the Rwandan government's efforts to improve access to quality health services for the entire country.

Community-based health insurance, Rwanda
Community-based Health Insurance Saves Lives in Rwanda
Eugénie is a widow living in the southern province of Rwanda who farms to provide for her three children. For many years, she suffered from a tumor --- until recent reforms in Rwanda's community-based health insurance covered 100% of her medical fees.
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Community Performance-based Financing Increases Safe Deliveries in Rwanda
Rwanda's community performance-based financing (PBF) scheme has increased the utilization of health services, including childbirths in facilities with qualified personnel.
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