To improve the health of its population, the Rwandan government places a strong emphasis on building the information, human resources, quality improvement, and financial systems necessary to support a well-functioning health system.
MSH invests in the health of youth and engages them as leaders capable of generating dynamic ideas, creating new solutions, and mobilizing resources for sustainable health systems in their communities.
MSH’s maternal and child health interventions begin before pregnancy, with integrated family planning and HIV services, and continue through the life of the child.
MSH’s MIKOLO project, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), supports Madagascar’s stability by strengthening locally owned, community-based, integrated health services—with a women-centered approach.
MSH’s PLANHealth program assisted two state governments in launching the first community-based health insurance plan to cover small-scale business owners, farmers, traders, artisans, and others.
The MSH initiative to improve private community health shops—often people’s first source for medicines and family planning supplies—has brought high-quality care to nearly 36 million people in Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, and Zambia.
In late 2013, when health facilities in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ordered supplies from local vendors, it took seven to ten months for them to be delivered. By the end of 2014, MSH’s Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) had reduced that time by 80 percent— to six to eight weeks—and lowered the cost of supplies as well.
MSH celebrated the global movement for universal health coverage with a reception at Riverpark restaurant in New York City during the 2014 UN General Assembly.
Learn more about MSH's work in Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Above photo: Warren Zelman