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Leading health systems strengthening organization welcomes distinguished global health leader and innovator to its Board Medford, Mass – Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) today announced the appointment of the Honorable Mark Dybul, MD, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Dybul is the Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Global Health and Quality and Professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Arlington, VA— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) applauds the U.S. Congress for approving the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Appropriations bill, which maintains funding for almost all global health programs at equal or increased levels. We are pleased to see additional funding to further strengthen the ability of the United States to protect against infectious disease outbreaks, both abroad and here at home. This remarkable support from the United States is essential for the health and wellbeing of countless people across the world.

Medford, MA— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) announced today the appointment of Colleen McGuffin as its new Chief People and Culture Officer.

Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), a nonprofit global health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, today launched MedSource, a private commercial group purchasing organization (GPO) based in Kenya. The launch is part of Keanahikishime’s new global initiative that aims to improve health ecosystems by making quality medicines more affordable.

Arlington, VA—On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) will host an end-of-program event for the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program. The event, under the theme, Toward Building Resilient Pharmaceutical Systems, will address progress made and opportunities toward ensuring that quality, life-saving essential medicines and services are available and affordable for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

Access to safe and effective family planning is essential for achieving gender equality, eliminating extreme poverty, and reducing maternal and child deaths. Critical to the success of family planning efforts worldwide is a strong health system, supported by a well-educated and trained health workforce. A new edition of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, commonly known as the Global Handbook, will be released on February 15 in New Delhi, India, at the 2018 Regional Consortium Meeting of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative.

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