(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB control.

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project Challenge TB to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

The coalition consists of the organizations that currently carry out USAIDs Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB
Sustain and enhance systems.
Transmission and disease prevention

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines, TBIS procedure manuals, SOPs for TB IC, DOTS package distribution and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages. 

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level
Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care
Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification
Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities
Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

BACKGROUND:

 

The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB

control.

 

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project Challenge TB to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

 

The coalition consists of the organizations that currently carry out USAIDs Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

 

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

 

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

 

I.      Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB II.         Sustain and enhance systems.

III.      Transmission and disease prevention


 

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herar, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines,  TBIS  procedure  manuals,  SOPs  for  TB  IC,  DOTS  package  distribution  and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages.

 

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

 

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

 

1.   Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level

 

2.   Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care

 

3.   Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification

 

4.   Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities

 

5.   Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research

 

MOPH/NTP with Financial and technical support of Challenge TB would like to implements CB DOTS in Paktia province. The objective of the project is to improve and strengthen the Community Based DOTS activity in community level through:

·    Increase case detection, especially in early stage

·     Providing efficient, accessible and equitable health care services in Paktia province.

·    Ensure access to communities, and to provide TB services closer to patients home.

This approach encompasses awareness raising activities, such as community events e.g. school and bazaar events, dissemination of IEC materials, displaying billboards and airing tuberculosis messages through local media, aiming increasing demand, training of community

health workers, to identify  presumptive Tuberculosis cases, referrals and DOT (treatment)

provision, Proper recording and reporting activities and to document evidences.


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

This position is contingent upon the USAID Funding.
BACKGROUND:
MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health
management innovations. Initial work focused on improving maternal and child health through
national programs, as in Korea and the Philippines where family planning activities were
growing vigorously.
MSH began its first technical assistance project in Afghanistan in 1972, with MSH’s founder Dr.
Ronald O’Connor as principal technical staff.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and
private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and
information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and
Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly
regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in
health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most
vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
By 1975, a third of the staff of 20 professionals were living and working overseas with
Ministries of Health, beginning to strengthen their institutional management. MSH broadened
its efforts to support managers in primary health care. MSH contributed to long-term staff
development by providing training in practical skills of health and management for senior and
mid-level managers. In the United States, MSH promoted healthful life-style development among young people, through innovative school curricula, which are currently used all over the country. Other major international projects were developed in Afghanistan and Nepal. From 1985 to 1994, MSH conducted the Cross Border Project, based in Peshawar, Pakistan and conducting activities in Afghanistan to strengthen a national program of basic primary health care through improvements in management systems and essential drug supply. One enduring legacy was the training of indigenous midwives to provide preventive health and family planning services. These women continued work despite the total disruption of the Afghan health infrastructure over the last decade.
For over five years MSH assisted the Ministry of Health in Nepal to integrate health services for tuberculosis, immunization, malaria, and family planning into the first phases of a comprehensive basic health care system.
In 1982 MSH created technical programs to focus our resources on the critical management concerns emerging in public health and family planning programs. In 2002 MSH returned to Afghanistan after the fall of Taliban regime, MSH Afghanistan runs three important programs, such as Leadership, Management and Governance LMG, TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus 17 Provincial Public Health Departments.
PROGRAM BACKGROUND:
In August 2011, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded MSH’s Center for Pharmaceutical Management a four-year $24.5 million cooperative agreement to implement the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems program in Afghanistan. The major objectives of the program are:
 Strengthen the regulatory system,
 Improve Supply Chain Management and Commodity Security to Assure Product Availability,
 Build Human Resource Capacity for Effective Service Deliver,
 Enhance Pharmaceutical Services to Achieve Desired Health Outcomes and
 Address the Information for Decision-Making Challenge in the Pharmaceutical Sector.
Under the Associate Award, SPS continues to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in particular the National Medicine and Health Product Regulatory Authority (NMHRA) through enhanced regulatory procedures at the national level. The SPS project also provides technical assistance to the MoPH to improve appropriate medicine use and strengthen pharmaceutical supply management for the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS), the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) and the National Hospitals in Kabul. In support of institutional development of the regulatory systems, the SPS project provides technical assistance for NMHRA to manage information systems necessary to monitor the pharmaceutical sector performance in the market, including Pharmaceutical Registration Information System (PRIS) and Private Pharmaceutical Outlet Registration (PPOR).


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

This position is contingent upon the USAID Funding.

BACKGROUND:

MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health management innovations. Initial work focused on improving maternal and child health through national programs, as in Korea and the Philippines where family planning activities were growing vigorously.

MSH began its first technical assistance project in Afghanistan in 1972, with MSH’s founder Dr. Ronald O’Connor as principal technical staff.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

By 1975, a third of the staff of 20 professionals were living and working overseas with Ministries of Health, beginning to strengthen their institutional management.  MSH broadened its efforts to support managers in primary health care. MSH contributed to long-term staff development by providing training in practical skills of health and management for senior and mid-level managers. In the United States, MSH promoted healthful life-style development among young people, through innovative school curricula, which are currently used all over the country. Other major international projects were developed in Afghanistan and Nepal. From 1985 to 1994, MSH conducted the Cross Border Project, based in Peshawar, Pakistan and conducting activities in Afghanistan to strengthen a national program of basic primary health care through improvements in management systems and essential drug supply. One enduring legacy was the training of indigenous midwives to provide preventive health and family planning services.   These women continued work despite the total disruption of the Afghan health infrastructure over the last decade.

For over five years MSH assisted the Ministry of Health in Nepal to integrate health services for tuberculosis, immunization, malaria, and family planning into the first phases of a comprehensive basic health care system.

In 1982 MSH created technical programs to focus our resources on the critical management concerns emerging in public health and family planning programs. In 2002 MSH returned to Afghanistan after the fall  of  Taliban  regime,  MSH  Afghanistan  runs  three  important  programs,  such  as  Leadership, Management and Governance LMG, TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus 17 Provincial Public Health Departments.

PROGRAM BACKGROUD:

In August 2011, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded MSH’s Center for Pharmaceutical Management a four-year $24.5 million cooperative agreement to implement the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems program in Afghanistan. The major objectives of the program are:

• Strengthen the regulatory system,

• Improve Supply Chain Management and Commodity Security to Assure Product Availability,

• Build Human Resource Capacity for Effective Service Deliver,

• Enhance Pharmaceutical Services to Achieve Desired Health Outcomes and

• Address the Information for Decision-Making Challenge in the Pharmaceutical Sector.

 

Under the Associate Award, SPS continues to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in particular the GDPA through improved policy development and enhanced regulatory procedures at the national level. The SPS project also provides technical assistance to the MoPH in managing the pharmaceutical supply for the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS), including the establishment of a Coordinated Procurement and Distribution System, under the auspices of the MoPH. In support of institutional development of medicines regulatory systems, the SPS project also helped the MoPH manage the National Medicines and Food Board (NMFB) to monitor the pharmaceutical sector performance in order to ensure equitable access to essential medicines of good quality for the population.


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

This position is contingent upon USAID funding.                                                        

BACKGROUND:

MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health management innovations. Initial work focused on improving maternal and child health through national programs, as in Korea and the Philippines where family planning activities were growing vigorously.

MSH began its first technical assistance project in Afghanistan in 1972, with MSH’s founder Dr. Ronald O’Connor as principal technical staff.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

By 1975, a third of the staff of 20 professionals were living and working overseas with Ministries of Health, beginning to strengthen their institutional management. MSH broadened its efforts to support managers in primary health care. MSH contributed to long-term staff development by providing training in practical skills of health and management for senior and mid-level managers. In the United States, MSH promoted healthful life-style development among young people, through innovative school curricula, which are currently used all over the country. Other major international projects were developed in Afghanistan and Nepal. From 1985 to 1994, MSH conducted the Cross Border Project, based in Peshawar, Pakistan and conducting activities in Afghanistan to strengthen a national program of basic primary health care through improvements in management systems and essential drug supply. One enduring legacy was the training of indigenous midwives to provide preventive health and family planning services. These women continued work despite the total disruption of the Afghan health infrastructure over the last decade.

For over five years MSH assisted the Ministry of Health in Nepal to integrate health services for tuberculosis, immunization, malaria, and family planning into the first phases of a comprehensive basic health care system.

In 1982 MSH created technical programs to focus our resources on the critical management concerns emerging in public health and family planning programs. In 2002 MSH returned to Afghanistan after the fall of Taliban regime, MSH Afghanistan runs three important programs, such as Leadership, Management and Governance LMG, TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus 17 Provincial Public Health Departments.

PROGRAM BACKGROUD:

In 2008, the USAID Mission invited the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program to provide technical assistance and support to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s (GIRoA’s) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to improve the pharmaceutical system. Since then, SPS worked closely with the MoPH to (1) improve the use of medicines, (2) build MoPH’s capacity to manage pharmaceutical services, (3) build the capacity of the MoPH to ensure the quality of pharmaceutical products, (4) establish a coordinated procurement and distribution system (CPDS), and (5) design a system for USAID procurement of pharmaceuticals to be used after the conclusion of the Tech-Serve Project in 2011.

In August 2011, USAID awarded the Afghanistan Associate Award to MSH under the SPS Program. This program built on the strengths of existing USAID/Afghanistan programs and formed part of the Agency’s health systems strengthening support to Afghanistan. The technical objectives of the SPS Afghanistan Associate Award extension align with findings from a 2014 mid-term review and the USAID Afghanistan Strategy for Transformation (2015–2024)—

Health commodity security expanded
Rational medicine use and medicine safety improved at service delivery points

Under the Associate Award, SPS continues to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in particular the National Medicine and Health Product Regulatory Authority (NMHRA), General Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services through improved policy development and enhanced regulatory procedures at the national level. The SPS project also provides technical assistance to the MoPH in managing the pharmaceutical supply for the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS), including the establishment of a Coordinated Procurement and Distribution System, under the auspices of the MoPH. In addition, to help the MoPH make policy decisions based on evidence, the project supports to develop the Pharmaceutical Management Information System (PMIS). The PMIS provides reliable and timely information, based on pharmaceutical management data, to inform planning, resource allocation, and monitoring and evaluation to manage pharmaceutical services at all levels of the health system. The PMIS is a component of the larger Health Information System (HIS) that operates within the MoPH and supports monitoring and evaluation of health system performance. The PMIS tools include: Pharmaceutical Logistics Information System (PLIS), Pharmaceutical Registration Information System (PRIS), Private Pharmacy Outlet Registration (PPOR), database for the Essential Medicines List (EML) and Licensed Medicines List (LML). 


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

This position is contingent upon the USAID Funding. BACKGROUND:

MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health management

innovations. Initial work focused on improving maternal and child health through national programs, as in Korea and the Philippines where family planning activities were growing vigorously.

 

MSH began its  first technical assistance project in  Afghanistan in  1972,  with  MSH’s founder Dr. Ronald O’Connor as principal technical staff.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations  throughout  the  world  to  effectively manage  people,  medicines,  money,  and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

By 1975, a third of the staff of 20 professionals were living and working overseas with Ministries of Health, beginning to strengthen their institutional management.  MSH broadened its efforts to support managers  in  primary  health  care.  MSH  contributed  to  long-term  staff  development  by  providing training in practical skills of health and management for senior and mid-level managers. In the United States, MSH promoted healthful life-style development among young people, through innovative school curricula,  which  are  currently  used  all  over  the  country.  Other  major  international  projects  were developed in Afghanistan and Nepal. From 1985 to 1994, MSH conducted the Cross Border Project, based in Peshawar, Pakistan and conducting activities in Afghanistan to strengthen a national program of basic primary health care through improvements in management systems and essential drug supply. One enduring legacy was the training of indigenous midwives to provide preventive health and family planning services.    These women continued work despite the total disruption of the Afghan health infrastructure over the last decade.

For over five years MSH assisted the Ministry of Health in Nepal to integrate health services for tuberculosis, immunization, malaria, and family planning into the first phases of a comprehensive basic health care system.

 

 

In 1982 MSH created technical programs to focus our resources on the critical management concerns emerging in public health and family planning programs. In 2002 MSH returned to Afghanistan after the fall   of    Taliban   regime,   MSH   Afghanistan   runs   three   important   programs,   such   as Leadership, Management and Governance LMG, TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus 17 Provincial Public Health Departments.

PROGRAM BACKGROUD:

In August 2011, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded MSH’s Center for Pharmaceutical Management a four-year $24.5 million cooperative agreement to implement the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems program in Afghanistan. The major objectives of the program are:

• Strengthen the regulatory system,

• Improve Supply Chain Management and Commodity Security to Assure Product Availability,

• Build Human Resource Capacity for Effective Service Deliver,

• Enhance Pharmaceutical Services to Achieve Desired Health Outcomes and

• Address the Information for Decision-Making Challenge in the Pharmaceutical Sector.

 

Under  the  Associate  Award,  SPS  continues  to  strengthen  the  capacity  of  the  Ministry  of  Public Health (MoPH), in particular the GDPA through improved policy development and enhanced regulatory procedures at the national level. The SPS project also provides technical assistance to the MoPH in managing the pharmaceutical supply for the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS), including the establishment of a Coordinated Procurement and Distribution  System,  under  the  auspices  of  the  MoPH.  In  support  of  institutional  development of

medicines regulatory systems, the SPS project also helped the MoPH manage the National Medicines and  Food  Board  (NMFB)  to  monitor  the  pharmaceutical  sector  performance  in  order  to  ensure equitable access to essential medicines of good quality for the population.


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

BACKGROUND:

The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB control.

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project Challenge TB to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

The coalition consists of the organizations that currently carry out USAIDs Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

 

I.          Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB

II.         Sustain and enhance systems.

III.        Transmission and disease prevention

 

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines, TBIS procedure manuals, SOPs for TB IC, DOTS package distribution and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages. 

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

 

1. Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level

2. Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care

3. Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification

4. Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities

5. Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

This position is contingent upon USAID funding.                                                          

BACKGROUND:

MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health management innovations. Initial work focused on improving maternal and child health through national programs, as in Korea and the Philippines where family planning activities were growing vigorously.

MSH began its first technical assistance project in Afghanistan in 1972, with MSH’s founder Dr. Ronald O’Connor as principal technical staff.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

By 1975, a third of the staff of 20 professionals were living and working overseas with Ministries of Health, beginning to strengthen their institutional management. MSH broadened its efforts to support managers in primary health care. MSH contributed to long-term staff development by providing training in practical skills of health and management for senior and mid-level managers. In the United States, MSH promoted healthful life-style development among young people, through innovative school curricula, which are currently used all over the country. Other major international projects were developed in Afghanistan and Nepal. From 1985 to 1994, MSH conducted the Cross Border Project, based in Peshawar, Pakistan and conducting activities in Afghanistan to strengthen a national program of basic primary health care through improvements in management systems and essential drug supply. One enduring legacy was the training of indigenous midwives to provide preventive health and family planning services. These women continued work despite the total disruption of the Afghan health infrastructure over the last decade.

For over five years MSH assisted the Ministry of Health in Nepal to integrate health services for tuberculosis, immunization, malaria, and family planning into the first phases of a comprehensive basic health care system.

In 1982 MSH created technical programs to focus our resources on the critical management concerns emerging in public health and family planning programs. In 2002 MSH returned to Afghanistan after the fall of Taliban regime, MSH Afghanistan runs three important programs, such as Leadership, Management and Governance LMG, TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus 17 Provincial Public Health Departments.

PROGRAM BACKGROUD:

In August 2011, USAID awarded the Afghanistan Associate Award to MSH under the SPS Program. This program built on the strengths of existing USAID/Afghanistan programs and formed part of the Agency’s health systems strengthening support to Afghanistan. The technical objectives of the SPS Afghanistan Associate Award extension align with findings from a 2014 mid-term review and the USAID Afghanistan Strategy for Transformation (2015–2024)—

Health commodity security expanded
Rational medicine use and medicine safety improved at service delivery points

Under the Associate Award, SPS continues to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in particular the National Medicine and Health Product Regulatory Authority (NMHRA), General Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services through improved policy development and enhanced regulatory procedures at the national level. The SPS project also provides technical assistance to the MoPH in managing the pharmaceutical supply for the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS), including the establishment of a Coordinated Procurement and Distribution System, under the auspices of the MoPH.


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health management innovations.

MSH began its first technical assistance project in Afghanistan in 1972, with MSH’s founder Dr. Ronald O’Connor as principal technical staff.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

 

In 2002 MSH started work to Afghanistan after the fall of Taliban regime, MSH Afghanistan ran three important programs, such as Leadership, Management and Governance LMG, TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program (SPS) within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus 17 Provincial Public Health Departments.

 

 

                                               

 

 


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

BACKGROUND:

The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB control.

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project Challenge TB to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

The coalition consists of the organizations that currently carry out USAIDs Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB
Sustain and enhance systems.
Transmission and disease prevention

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines, TBIS procedure manuals, SOPs for TB IC, DOTS package distribution and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages. 

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level
Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care
Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification
Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities
Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research


(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

This position is contingent upon USAID funding.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health management innovations. Initial work focused on improving maternal and child health through national programs, as in Korea and the Philippines where family planning activities were growing vigorously.

 

MSH began its first technical assistance project in Afghanistan in 1972, with MSH’s founder Dr. Ronald

O’Connor as principal technical staff.

 

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

By 1975, a third of the staff of 20 professionals were living and working overseas with Ministries of Health, beginning to strengthen their institutional management. MSH broadened its efforts to support managers in primary health care. MSH contributed to long-term staff development by providing training in practical skills of health and management for senior and mid-level managers. In the United States, MSH promoted healthful life-style development among young people, through innovative school curricula, which are currently used all over the country. Other major international projects were developed in Afghanistan and Nepal. From 1985 to 1994, MSH conducted the Cross Border Project, based in Peshawar, Pakistan and conducting activities in Afghanistan to strengthen a national program of basic primary health care through improvements in management systems and essential drug supply. One enduring legacy was the training of indigenous midwives to provide preventive health and family

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planning services. These women continued work despite the total disruption of the Afghan health infrastructure over the last decade.

For over five years MSH assisted the Ministry of Health in Nepal to integrate health services for tuberculosis, immunization, malaria, and family planning into the first phases of a comprehensive basic health care system.

In 1982 MSH created technical programs to focus our resources on the critical management concerns emerging in public health and family planning programs. In 2002 MSH returned to Afghanistan after the fall of Taliban regime, MSH Afghanistan runs three important programs, such as Leadership, Management and Governance LMG, TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus 17 Provincial Public Health Departments.

 

PROGRAM BACKGROUD:

In August 2011, USAID awarded the Afghanistan Associate Award to MSH under the SPS Program. This program built on the strengths of existing USAID/Afghanistan programs and formed part of the Agency’s health systems strengthening support to Afghanistan. The technical objectives of the SPS Afghanistan Associate Award extension align with findings from a 2014 mid-term review and the USAID Afghanistan Strategy for Transformation (2015–2024)—

•     Health commodity security expanded

•     Rational medicine use and medicine safety improved at service delivery points

Under the Associate Award, SPS continues to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in particular the National Medicine and Health Product Regulatory Authority (NMHRA), General Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services through improved policy development and enhanced regulatory procedures at the national level. The SPS project also provides technical assistance to the MoPH in managing the pharmaceutical supply for the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS), including the establishment of a Coordinated Procurement and Distribution System, under the auspices of the MoPH.


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This position is contingent upon the USAID Funding.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND:

In March 2016, the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan called for an inter-ministerial working group to develop a strategy paper on a pooled procurement mechanism (PPM) of essential health commodities. Afghanistan’s Joint Pooled Procurement Committee (JPPC) developed a concept paper on implementing the PPM for essential health products with technical and financial support from the SPS project. On August 07, 2016, the president approved the critical concept paper on implementing a PPM for essential health products.

Under these circumstances, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) requested USAID to continue to support the PPM process through its Implementing Partners. Building on its established relations with the MoPH, the USAID-supported Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) project will provide ongoing, though limited, technical assistance to the PPM development process, in accordance with its FY2017 work plan.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER:

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.


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The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB

control.

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project Challenge TB to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

The coalition consists of the organizations that currently carry out USAIDs Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

I.      Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB II.         Sustain and enhance systems.

III.      Transmission and disease prevention

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herar, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines,  TBIS  procedure  manuals,  SOPs  for  TB  IC,  DOTS  package  distribution  and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages.

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

 

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

1.   Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level

2.   Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care

3.   Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification

4.   Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities

5.   Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research

Challenge TB is going to screen diabetic patients and persons addicted to any substances and those mentally disordered patients for pulmonary TB who  attends health care settings in five cities of Kabul, Mazar e sharif, Kandahar, Herat and Jalalabad.

 


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BACKGROUND:

The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB

control.

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project Challenge TB to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

The  coalition  consists  of  the  organizations that  currently  carry  out  USAIDs Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

I.      Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB II.         Sustain and enhance systems.

III.      Transmission and disease prevention

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herar, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines,  TBIS  procedure  manuals,  SOPs  for  TB  IC,  DOTS  package  distribution  and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages.

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

 

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

1.   Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level

2.   Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care

3.   Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification

4.   Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities

5.   Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research

Challenge TB is going to screen health care workers for active TB (Tuberculosis all form) who are working in  health care settings in 25 provinces of Afghanistan. Thus, CTB looking for qualified individuals to work as surveyors in the above mentioned provinces


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Program Background:

Project scope

The purpose of this study is to better understand mothers, families and health providers’ perceptions and experiences with stillbirths in Afghanistan, especially around factors that affect why stillbirths may or may not be reported or are misreported. The study will also explore health workers’ awareness of stillbirths, risk factors and strategies that can prevent stillbirths, as well as their perceptions on the importance of differentiating between stillbirths and early neonate deaths, which may have implications on the reporting of these deaths.

This is a qualitative research study to be conducted in urban and rural districts of Kabul province in Afghanistan. Semi-structured in-depth interviews will be done with range of respondents including community members, health service providers, and other key informants. Mothers that have had a recent stillbirth will be the primary respondents. Study participants will be identified and recruited primarily through the public/maternity hospitals for women who gave birth in a health facility. Women that gave birth at home will need to be identified through smaller rural health clinics, local community health workers, NGO workers or other community informants.

This study requires the services of three qualitative interviewers (2 female and 1 male) to support with conducting these interviews.


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BACKGROUND:

The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB

control.

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project Challenge TB to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

The  coalition  consists  of  the  organizations that  currently  carry  out  USAIDs Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

 

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

I.      Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB II.         Sustain and enhance systems.

III.      Transmission and disease prevention

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herar, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines,  TBIS  procedure  manuals,  SOPs  for  TB  IC,  DOTS  package  distribution  and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages.

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

 

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

 

1.   Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level

2.   Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care

3.   Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification

4.   Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities

5.   Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research

Challenge TB is going to screen health care workers for active TB (Tuberculosis all form) who are working in  health care settings in 25 provinces of Afghanistan. Thus, CTB looking for qualified individuals to work as surveyors in the above mentioned provinces


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BACKGROUND:

MSH International was established in 1971 with the broad goal of supporting public health management innovations.

MSH began its first technical assistance project in Afghanistan in 1972, with MSH’s founder Dr. Ronald O’Connor as principal technical staff.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money,

and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in

health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

In 2002 MSH started working in Afghanistan after the fall of Taliban regime. MSH Afghanistan ran three important programs, such as Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG), TB Care and Strengthening Pharmaceutical System Program (SPS) within the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan plus the Provincial Public Health Departments.

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