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The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger

In Niger, where the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has worked to improve nutrition since 2015, MIYCN [maternal, infant, and young child nutrition] behaviors are influenced by cultural norms and practices, including polygamy and an emphasis on male decisionmaking.

Big Tobacco, Big Vape, Big Addiction

Ann Marie Rakovic, Tobacco Use expert, explores on the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, the advances in reducing tobacco use in the U.S. as well as how tobacco companies have evolved to stay in business and keep people chemically dependent on nicotine.

May 31, 2018Health Issues, U.S. Health

You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See: Making Cold Chain Data Visible in Tanzania

Recently, JSI, in partnership with Nexleaf Analytics, installed ColdTrace 5, a remote temperature monitoring (RTM) device, in 120 vaccine storage sites across Tanzania. RTM solutions monitor the temperature of vaccine cold chain equipment in real time, send SMS alerts to health workers when temperature excursions occur, and provide valuable data and analytics to improve the overall cold chain. Seeing the performance of the fridge in real time allows for better management of the cold chain equipment and vaccines.

If You Build It, They Will Come: Strengthening Liberia’s Health Infrastructure

“Restoration of Health Services” made infrastructure improvements at 48 health care facilities in three counties in Liberia. Improvements included triage buildings, incinerators, potable hand-dug wells, latrines, and pits dedicated to disposal of specific types of waste. Today, health workers and patients can help to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases for the entire community.