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 policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental 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.
Since 1994, MSH has been providing assistance to Nigeria in child health, reproductive health, tuberculosis (TB), HIV and AIDS, treatment and care, and strengthening health systems. MSH has built the capacity of over 100 civil society organizations to access the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other donor funds and to manage, monitor, and report activities. MSH is assisting 19 state governments to strengthen health systems and improve access to quality health services through seven PEPFAR-funded USAID projects.
MSH in Nigeria
For over 15 years, MSH has partnered with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), state ministries of health, and health service providers to control infectious diseases and improve child and maternal health. Our systemic approach helps to ensure long-lasting results: MSH has helped to expand access to high-quality health services; develop pharmaceutical and supply chain management capacities; build skills in leadership, transparency, and accountability; and create new avenues for health sector stakeholders to share knowledge with their colleagues throughout Africa.