As health reform increases patient choices, ensuring respectful patient care at Title X family planning clinics becomes more important than ever

A new video and toolkit may help clinics reach that goal.

Looking Back at 10 Years of Capacity Building Services to Fight HIV

Since 2004, we have been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to improve HIV prevention services for high-risk and racial/ethnic minority populations.

Enhancing organizational performance and impact: JSI’s upcoming webinar series on capacity development

Capacity development, when successful, is iterative, contextualized, and creates the possibility of transformation. It considers the individual, the institution, the community and the larger environment in which they all exist; and it can be measured both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Liberia President’s Young Professionals Program—a model for institutional capacity building and post-conflict success.

Launched in 2009 with the support of H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) has become one of Liberia’s most competitive and well-received programs for leadership in service. The PYPP innovatively fills an institutional capacity gap that was left as a result of 14 years of civil unrest and infrastructural devastation. The … Continue reading “Liberia President’s Young Professionals Program—a model for institutional capacity building and post-conflict success.”

President’s Young Professionals Program: A model for institutional capacity building and post-conflict success

the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) has become one of Liberia’s most competitive and well-received programs for leadership in service.

The Ghana Urban Malaria Study helps us defend against a killer

JSI’s Edward Bonku, Health System Management Director to the Focus Region Health Project in Ghana, shares critical findings from a JSI-led study comparing malaria prevalence in urban versus rural settings.

Forging partnerships during my trip to Boston

I have had a wonderfully productive visit to Boston, including a side trip to Haiti where I learned more about how JSI puts together proposals to USAID.

Putting Children First in Zimbabwe

More than a symbolic action, really listening to children about their needs helps shape decision-making in support of orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Susan Kajura, director of the Children First program there shares some small scale actions yielding big positive results.

Health systems strengthening: The dichotomy between HIV and non-HIV services

The recent unprecedented investment in combating the HIV pandemic by United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have led to the debate on whether HIV programs have strengthened or undermined national health systems in developing countries. The debate was continued by health system strengthening (HSS) … Continue reading “Health systems strengthening: The dichotomy between HIV and non-HIV services”

Is the family/community model the right way to combat the HIV & AIDS epidemic?

Finally the global community has seen the importance of involving the family & community in the fight against HIV & AIDS. After a number of research studies and project implementations, we have finally realized that HIV is a family issue, and the right way to minimize the effects of the epidemic is to utilize the power of family and community support–the closest source of support for people affected by HIV.