I absolutely love the name “Women Deliver” – the double entendre of it, the putting together of two simple but powerful words. And it always makes me think of other combinations that are equally necessary for our objectives to be realized: Women Participate. Women Lead. Women Advocate. Women Agitate. Then, women can truly deliver.
Reducing the Spread of HIV through voluntary medical male circumcision: JSI’s experience in East Central Uganda
About eight years ago three randomized controlled studies showed done in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa showed that male circumcision for sexually active men provides up to 60% protection against HIV infection. Increasingly with support from PEPFAR, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is being added to other HIV prevention interventions in high HIV prevalence and low male circumcision prevalence areas, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Perhaps one of the most challenging public health interventions in Pakistan is building awareness of healthy behaviors and its country-wide promotion, especially when it requires accessing women in rural areas of Pakistan.
JSI’s Edward Bonku, Health System Management Director to the Focus Region Health Project in Ghana, shares critical findings from a JSI-led study comparing malaria prevalence in urban versus rural settings.
Residents of Massachusetts benefit from a universal select childhood vaccine program, and Massachusetts has some of the highest childhood vaccination rates in the nation. Adults, however, have less access to vaccine supplies, services, and information, and rates have lagged behind.
For their recent universal coverage campaign, Nigeria procured and distributed 46.9 million bed nets; stretched end-to-end, they would encircle the earth 3.9 times.
Across Russia, a transformation in maternal health care has caught the interests of both doctors and their clients, as the health care industry embraces a patient-centered approach that John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and the Russian Institute for Family Health (IFH) introduced in several regions.
I have had a wonderfully productive visit to Boston, including a side trip to Haiti where I learned more about how JSI puts together proposals to USAID.
The RHINO Network’s International Forum on Innovative Applications of Mobile Technologies with Routine Health Information Systems
Sharing experiences across projects, organizations, and countries is essential to supporting smart design of new mobile projects, and adaptation of existing platforms.
One day, a little boy went to visit his grandmother. He lived in a small, rural village of 1,000 inhabitants in the highlands of Madagascar. He and his grandmother sat together, contemplating life and watching a beautiful sunset on her balcony.