In Liberia, which has suffered the worst of the epidemic, JSI staff have been on the frontlines of the Ebola response for the past several months, training health care workers, managing supply chain logistics and contact tracing.
The theme of the 2014 American Public Health Association meeting was “Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being.” Fresh from the conference, JSI’s Stewart Landers discusses how health equity across neighborhoods and geographic subdivisions can be achieved.
This year, “Ethics” was upgraded from a special interest to an official section at the American Public Health Association meeting. JSI’s Kara Sprangers considers the symbolic significance of this upgrade in a field whose mission is to “do good.”
Blogging from the American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans, Jay Heavner, Director of Communications for JSI/Washington, D.C., offers tips on how to create engaging technical poster presentations for conferences.
In health development, access to vaccines and medicines is crucial. But is enough being done to ensure that these essential commodities are reaching all the people that need them on time, in a safe, effective way, through a system that is will-monitored and sustainable? JSI’s Robert Steinglass raises highlights the critical gaps that exist between access and development.
For many problems in global health, we struggle to know the solutions.Pneumonia is not one of them. On World Pneumonia Day 2014, JSI’s Robert Steinglass blogs about the way forward to eliminating preventable death from pneumonia, currently the #1 infectious killer of children under five years old.
On World Pneumonia Day, JSI’s Alexis Heaton explains some of the challenges that remain in preventing and treating pneumonia in children in hard-to-reach areas, and how the SC4CCM project is helping community health workers stay stocked with life-saving pneumonia treatments to provide to infants and children in need.
On November 5, 2014, the city of Berkeley, California made history by voting in the first ever soda tax. Following up on her November 3rd post promoting the proposed tax, JSI’s Clancey Bateman extrapolates on the implications of this public health victory.
In a blog written for the UN Foundation’s Global Accelerator, JSI’s Yasmin Chandani explains how cStock, a simple, mobile- and web- based logistics system is helping community health workers in Malawi stay stocked with life-saving under-five medicines that save and improve the lives of children.
Days before voters in California will decide whether or not to tax sugary beverages, like soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks, JSI’s Clancey Bateman offers some statistics on these sweet menaces to public health.