Program areas at MSH
See schedule o. Access to medicines and Health technologies: strong Health systems ensure that all communities and individuals have the right medicine at the right dose at the right time, at an affordable cost. Access to quality medicines can be improve and save lives. Equally important is the knowledge of how to properly use these medicines. Msh's access to medicines program brings expertise and proven solutions to public officials, community leaders, and individuals. We develop state-of-the-art training programs and tools and train pharmacists in some of the most vulnerable countries in the world to enable them to rely on a steady supply of safe, quality medicines and train them how to dispense them properly. We work to expand the understanding of what is required to design and implement sustainable medicines benefit packages as a component of universal Health coverage- through public and private Health insurance in low-income countries. Msh's program also shares global pharmaceutical data analytics, ensures quality of medicines, develops pharmaceutical software, and innovates and applies proven Health technologies.
See schedule o. Improving women's, children's, and adolescent Health: healthy women, children, and adolescents are the foundation of universal Health coverage. Working at entry level of the Health systems, msh partners with countries and communities to deveop and implement locally- led solutions to reach women- across the continuum from pre-pregancy through postpartum - and children - from birth through chldhood adolescence - with affordable, high-quality primary care. We strengthen skills, knowledge, policies, and practices that bring lasting change in the availability, quality, accountability, affordability, and life-saving impact of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent Health services, in even the most vulnerable communities. Msh strengthens governance as the backbone of a sustainable, responsive Health systems, and supports empowered women in taking on leadership and demanding accountability. We foster sustainable institutional change - strengthened leadership, better - supported Health workers, people-centered care models, and evidence-informed quality improvement - so that Health systems can consistently deliver high-quality care that is used and that improves Health outcomes. We introduce and scale up new interventions and innovations, including in Health system organiation and financing to support accessible, affordable, sustainable services.
See schedule o. Strengthening Health systems to support universal Health coverage: providing quality Health care to someone who needs it, when and where she needs it, requires a complex web of organizations, individuals, processes, and actions that, together, make up a Health system. Unfortunately, many national Health systems don't work well enough for countries to achieve universal Health coverage (uhc): effective, equitable, afordable access to high-quality essential Health services by everyone who needs them. Msh strengthens Health systems to sustainabbly and equitably increase coverage of high-quality, responsive, people- centered Health services while protecting patients, families, communities, and societies from financial hardship. Applying an integrated systems-thinking approach to a wide variety of contexts-- including countries where govenrnments struggle to deliver basic services while evolving from conflict and fragility to sustainability- msh works side-by-side with country stakeholders across the public and private sectors to strengthen institutional governance, financing leadership, and accountability, so that Health systems can effectively transition from donor assistance toward national sustainability and independence.