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Welcome to a special edition of Global Health Impact on gender equity, UHC, and family planning -- live from the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You may notice that our stories have a different look and feel. We are in the process of redesigning our MSH.org website; you are getting a sneak peak of the site before our June 14 launch! We'd love to hear what you think!
     


 Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
WOMEN LEAD:
On Gender Equity, Universal Health Coverage, and Family Planning
May 29, 2013
Highlights

Gender Interventions in Nigeria Empower Vulnerable Children and Female Caregivers through Education, Economic Strengthening, and Advocacy    


Gender Interventions in Nigeria Empower Vulnerable Children and Female Caregivers through Education, Economic Strengthening, and Advocacy
Women and girls in Nigeria carry the bulk of the caregiving burden for those infected with HIV and children orphaned or left vulnerable by AIDS; but gender interventions are helping empower women and girls.
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From Seamstress to Community Health Worker: Justine's Story   


From Seamstress to Community Health Worker: Justine's Story In Kasaļ Occidental Province in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where less than five percent of health workers are women, Justine's training in community-based management of common childhood illnesses is helping to save lives and promote gender equity in her village.
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When Coup d'Etat Strikes: Ensuring Continuous Availability of Contraceptives at the Community Level in Mali 


When Coup d'Etat Strikes: Ensuring Continuous Availability of Contraceptives at the Community Level in Mali Access to family planning methods was challenging in many parts of Mali --- even before the US had to shut off direct aid to the Malian government.
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Engaging Men in Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives in Health: A Perspective from Honduras 


Engaging Men in Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives in Health: A Perspective from Honduras On Father's Day in Honduras, the USAID-funded Local Technical Assistance Unit for Health (ULAT) Project, led by MSH, held a special discussion on the role of fathers and gender. ULAT integrates gender within its technical assistance for health.

 

Addressing the Issue of Gender in Achieving Universal Health Coverage   


Addressing the Issue of Gender in Achieving Universal Health Coverage
In our efforts to promote health systems strengthening with gender equity in mind, MSH is working to support and advocate for universal health coverage as an overarching health goal for the post-2015 framework. With UHC defined as a system that provides all people with the health services they need, having more women as leaders within the system may, in turn, result in more gender-equitable health planning and service delivery.
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More MSH News

Cuts in Costs of Cancer Drugs Will Save Lives of Girls Worldwide 


Millions of girls in developing nations will avoid getting a deadly form of cancer---cervical cancer---due to a major drop in costs for two vaccines against cervical cancer.      

MSH Remembers Kate Griffin 


The MSH family is extremely saddened by the loss of our longtime Chief Financial Officer, Kate Griffin. Kate passed away on May 19 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Former MSH Staffer Atsuko Toko Fish Honored by White House as an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) "Champion of Change" 


Atsuko Toko Fish, a former MSH staff member who coordinated health development projects between MSH, developing countries and Japan, was honored by the White House as one of fifteen Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women who are "Champions of Change."
 
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Making UHC Work for Women
Universal health coverage (UHC) is about filling the tragic gaps that exist in health systems around the world: gaps in access, in affordability, and health needs that go unanswered for many women and girls. 

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STRIDES for Family Health

New Skills Allow Midwives to Offer Better Range of Family Planning Services


Ugandan women, like Margaret Nalubega, have more choices for healthy timing and spacing of their pregnancies, thanks to a better range of family planning options delivered by trained midwives.

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Ugandan Women Trained with Nutrition Program Revitalizing Sembabule's Malnourished


Living in a wobbly shack with mud walls and a grass roof has not deterred Tushemerirwe Esparanza from becoming a change agent in the fight against child malnutrition in her village. But it wasn't easy for her at first.

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STRIDES for Family Health is a USAID-funded program in Uganda led by MSH with international, national, and local partners working to increase contraceptive use and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), decrease maternal and child mortality, and create a scalable nationwide intervention by the year 2014.

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