Preventing a cholera outbreak took a new vaccine, a well-executed plan, and dedicated partners.
In Ethiopia, the L10k project works to strengthen the national Health Extension Program, supporting and building the capacity of Health Extension Workers (HEW) to provide preventive health services in their communities. JSI’s Bailey Herrington shares the experience of one HEW, Alemnesh Assefa, who has grown personally and professionally within HEP.
JSI’s Jen McCutcheon shares the trajectory of her career from physical therapist to public health practitioner and describes her work helping to build the capacity of in-country NGOs to achieve financial, technical, and environmental sustainability.
An effective tool in the hands of the right person can make all the difference in the world. Such is the case in Chandradeepa*, a remote village in northern India, where a simple tool helps motivate parents to ensure their children are immunized against common diseases that can cripple and kill. As an auxiliary nurse … Continue reading “On the Front Lines of Immunization: A Nurse Midwife and a Low-Cost, Paper Tool Helped Achieve 93% Vaccine Coverage in Rural India”
Staff from the USAID DELIVER project write about how they’re teaching logistics skills to Ghana’s nurses and pharmacists on the front lines of the supply chain.
Former WNBA player Astou Ndiaye describes how “Live, Learn, and Play” project inspires young women.
The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) shows how mobile money has changed the way patients make payments in rural communities.
JSI Communications advisor Jane Phelan discusses the importance of strategic planning for civil society organizations’ long-term sustainability.
Now that the Ebola outbreak is subsiding, it’s time for affected countries to revisit ways to improve nutrition and prevent infections.
Angelina Jolie’s New York Times post about her preventative cancer surgeries highlights an important point: Each woman deserves the chance to make decisions about her own health.