Making the MDGs work

August 18th, 2014 begins the 500-day countdown to the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. JSI President Joel Lamstein reflects on what it takes to make aspirations reality.

Simple solutions to global problems: How two medicines promise life for mothers and infants in Nigeria

  When each of my three children was born, a stream of nurses and doctors made sure that my wife and children would be safe. In many countries around the world, however, the situation is far different: the availability of medicines and skilled health workers are not assured. Therefore, there are no guarantees of a … Continue reading “Simple solutions to global problems: How two medicines promise life for mothers and infants in Nigeria”

Getting meds to sick kids at the end of the supply chain

    Imagine you are a mother living in a remote village and have to walk for hours carrying your sick baby or toddler every time your child needed care. Would you go at the slightest sign of a cold or fever, or would you wait and hope for the best? Would you recognize the … Continue reading “Getting meds to sick kids at the end of the supply chain”

U.S. Investments in Health are Working — and Georgia Reminds Us We Must Sustain and Extend the Gains

Twenty years ago, the countries of the former Soviet Union declared independence. Since that time, many countries in the region have experienced what can rightly be described as a revolution in women’s health care. Thanks in large part to U.S. investments in the country of Georgia’s health sector, for example, maternity care has been modernized … Continue reading “U.S. Investments in Health are Working — and Georgia Reminds Us We Must Sustain and Extend the Gains”