Comprehensive family planning services improve people’s lives because they give women options in their reproductive trajectory, including alternatives to relying on abortion for birth control. Dr. Oleg Kuzmenko of JSI’s Healthy Women in Ukraine program explains how Ukraine’s goal of providing high-quality family planning (FP) services that are accessible to all is slowly but steadily becoming attainable.
One of the strategies to reduce maternal mortality worldwide is to encourage the use of health facilities during birth by paying attention to the way women are treated in those facilities – with an emphasis on care with support and dignity. It’s called “respectful care,” and although it’s a new buzzword in the maternal health community, the idea is anything but new. Women have been asking for this for decades, even if not in those very words.
Did you know that more than one in ten women in Nigeria gives birth at home without a doctor, a skilled birth attendant, or even an unskilled relative? Bolaji Faphohuna and Nosa Orabaton, of the USAID|TSHIP project share findings from their extensive research into the factors that contribute to this maternal health crisis.
Electronic cigarettes (ENDS) are growing in popularity, as well as the public misconceptions around their health-risks. Learn more about these popular e-cigarettes, especially among young adults, and how local RI providers are educating people about the serious health issues related to ENDS.
JSI’s Amanda Makulec shares five key messages she took away from the DC Tech Salon on Design in Development that took place May 12, 2015.
Data Viz isn’t just a science–it’s also an art. JSI’s resident data visualization specialist, Amanda Makulec, shares tips on how to keep target audiences and users in mind throughout the data viz design process.
Males are half the equation when we’re talking about teen pregnancy prevention. In honor of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, JSI’s Myriam Hernandez-Jennings explains the importance of bringing young men into the conversation about family planning, pregnancy prevention, and healthy relationships.
In Ethiopia, the L10k project works to strengthen the national Health Extension Program, supporting and building the capacity of Health Extension Workers (HEW) to provide preventive health services in their communities. JSI’s Bailey Herrington shares the experience of one HEW, Alemnesh Assefa, who has grown personally and professionally within HEP.
JSI’s Jen McCutcheon shares the trajectory of her career from physical therapist to public health practitioner and describes her work helping to build the capacity of in-country NGOs to achieve financial, technical, and environmental sustainability.
Global initiatives, like the Millennium Development Goals or FP2020, require key performance metrics to understand what progress is being made, and where further investments are required. The process of developing and adopting those indicators requires technical expertise, data acumen, and deep consultation with the stakeholders. Safia Ahsan, Technical Adviser for the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, explains how JSI led the development of a harmonized suite of stockout indicators with the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s Systems Strengthening Working Group (SSWG).