In advance of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Afrcia, JSI President Joel Lamstein weighs in on the importance of vaccine supply chains in improving health equity and outcomes.
JSI’s president, Joel Lamstein, talks about the big picture behind long term health system strengthening in Liberia.
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.
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.
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”
Staff use this April Fool’s Day as an excuse to poke fun at the name confusion between Jon Snow the Game of Thrones character, and John Snow the 19th century epidemiologist.
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 point … Continue reading “Getting meds to sick kids at the end of the supply chain”
I was in Moscow in May with leaders from the United States obstetrical and neonatology communities and their Russian counterparts who had all gathered to discuss best practices and current issues in maternal and infant health care.
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”
Today’s release of the Obama administration’s Feed the Future implementation strategy will confirm what many in the global public health world have known for a long time – nutrition is not just important but perhaps the most critical factor to ensure a healthy life. One only has to travel to Liberia, a small West African … Continue reading “Why Nutrition Matters”