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.
As a frontline health worker in Malawi, Petro Kangulu is one of approximately 4,000 health surveillance assistants (HSA) focused on improving the health of people in his community by providing community case management (CCM) for common childhood illnesses. Petro, who lives […]
JSI’s Naima Cozier and Tajan Renderos share insights from their work building the capacity of HIV service providers to integrate gender responsive programming.
The theme of the Third Global Health Systems Research Symposium was the science and practice of people-centered health systems. But what do we mean when we say “people-centered”? What seems straightforward can actually be quite complex.
Amanda Makulec, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate Anne LaFond, Director, JSI Center for Health Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation Last week the Cape Town International Convention Center was filled with almost 2,000 participants from 125 countries talking about health […]