MSH Global Health Impact Newsletter

Health Workers Save Lives

November/December 2013


Improving Child Nutrition through Mothers' Support Groups in the DRC  


Community health workers, local NGO leaders, and health care providers are utilizing "education through listening" to "transform mothers' hesitation into motivation to improve how they feed their children". 

Read more from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) >>

Community Health Agents Improve Access to HIV Testing in Angola   

Angola's home-based HIV counseling and testing pilot project is thriving: Community health agents have tested over 13,000 people in a seven-month period and the 3.3 percent with HIV-positive test results have been referred for care.
Read more from Angola >> 

Kenyan Nurse's Dream Comes True through the Leadership Development Program   

A nurse applies lessons learned through the Leadership Development Program of how to align and mobilize stakeholders and resources to realize her dream of starting a community gender-based violence program.

Helping Rwandan Hospitals Allocate Human Resources for Health   

The Rwandan Ministry of Health and partners customized and trained health managers on a software program to help them more efficiently allocate human resources.
Read more from Rwanda >> 

Investing in People: The Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association  

Ethiopia is developing a strong and vibrant professional pharmaceutical association that can own and sustain investments in the pharmaceutical sector.
Read more from Ethiopia >>

New Clinical Standards Improve Health Service Quality in Liberia 

More Liberian health workers are using clinical standards developed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for implementing an essential package of health services.



Calling for More Community Health Workers: A Conversation with Abiodun Awosusi  


Dr. Abiodun Awosusi "Without health workers, universal health coverage cannot be achieved," says Abiodun Awosusi, MD, campaign coordinator for the Health for All Campaign for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria, led by MSH.

Meet Abiodun >>

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MSH Mourns Death of Mandela, Fearless Advocate for Health and Human Rights   

MSH is deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela ("Madiba"), South Africa's iconic first black president who fought to overthrow the oppression of apartheid. Mandela became a courageous HIV & AIDS advocate, defying the government's denial of the epidemic.

Read MSH statement >>

"I know I speak on behalf of all our staff of MSH South Africa when I say that Madiba's passing has deeply saddened us, but that we will continue to draw inspiration from his life," blogs MSH Country Representative for South Africa Bada Pharasi.

Read "Remembering Madiba" >>

International Conference Updates        

ICFP2013  LungHealth2013   

MSH staff blogged from global conferences on family planning (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), tuberculosis (Paris, France), and human resources for health (Recife, Brazil).

MSH Co-Edits Featured Supplement on Pediatric HIV in Journal AIDS 

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A Note from Dr. Quick
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My MSH colleagues Mary O'Neil and Jonathan Jay blog about what we can learn from the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, held this November in Recife, Brazil:

Recife Top Ten: Together Toward Health for All
by Mary O'Neil

Make Recife Count: Adapt HRH to the UHC Agenda
by Jonathan Jay
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MSH has been an active partner in Afghanistan since 1973.

Afghanistan MoPH Approves Pharmaceutical Human Resources Framework

The Executive Board of Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) formally approved the country's first national strategic framework for pharmaceutical human resources to strengthen the pharmaceutical system and health workforce.

Dr. Suraya Dalil: 10 Years of Achievement for Women
Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, spoke to MSH about the improvement of health and status of women.

Read more from Afghanistan >>

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