Can Trained Traditional Midwives Become Agents of Change for Nutrition?

JSI’s Agnes Guyon reflects on the effectiveness of engaging trained traditional midwives to improve nutrition practices in Liberia.

Restoring Girls’ and Women’s Dignity

In many places around the world, the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women are tenuous at best, and years of progress can be washed away instantly by socio-political changes. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we must remember that preserving—or reclaiming— the dignity of girls and women requires continuous efforts, even when it seems like the battle is already won.

The Last Quarter of the Last Mile: Reaching Forgotten Communities in Countries that are Family Planning Success Stories

In family planning service delivery, when countries attain improvements in key indicators such as contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) we feel proud about those achievements. Yet, within countries that have seen such gains, there are still hard-to-reach populations with exceptionally poor contraceptive use, as well as other health challenges; this is the case for many of the communities in which the Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project works.

Quality Improvement by Candlelight

In Myanmar, JSI is helping local and state health workers conduct quality improvement activities to strengthen the supply chain and help ensure the availability of reproductive health supplies at the community level.

Highlighting Issues that Women Face “Inside the Tent” at ICFP

At #ICFP, JSI’s Leela Khanal attended an exhibit on women’s health during crisis, which reminded her of the struggles she witnessed among young women in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in her native Nepal.

No Product? No Universal Health Coverage! Making the Case for RH Supplies

For Universal Health Coverage (UCH) Day, JSI’s Leslie Patykewich underscores the necessity of reproductive health commodity security to realizing UHC.

Place Matters Video and Discussion Guides: New Tools to Spark Conversations about the Social Determinants of Teen Pregnancy

Where teens live, learn, work, and play influence their sexual decision making and risk of teen pregnancy. Many teens live in communities where unemployment may be high, violence and substance use present, and housing conditions poor. However, there are also protective factors, such as goal-setting, family, friends, school, and resources designed to empower teens. Parents, schools, youth serving providers, community members, and teens themselves all play a role in promoting healthy teen decision making and preventing teen pregnancy.