Strengthening Health Care Leadership in Ethiopia

Strong health systems need strong leaders. USAID Transform: Primary Health Care is strengthening Ethiopia’s health management leadership so that it can reduce preventable child and maternal death through simple cost-effective and proven interventions such as increased immunization and deliveries in health facilities, and improved perinatal access, attendance, and care.

Effective Health Financing Found to Improve Service Delivery in Pakistan

As a result of JSI’s work in Sindh province, Pakistan, health budgets grew 137 percent as health managers learned to use data to substantiate budget requests; 80 percent of districts in Sindh learned to use data to solve health sector challenges on their own; and accuracy of health data improved.

Climbing the Slope of Enlightenment: Reflections from the Global Digital Health Forum

JSI’s Steve Ollis discusses the evolution of digital health and key takeaways from the fourth annual Global Digital Health Forum. He also highlights tools that touch on the most critical components for successful digital health programs.

The Challenge of a Changing HIV Epidemic

We have come a long way in our response to the HIV epidemic since its beginning. In the last seven years, new HIV infection rates have dropped almost 30 percent worldwide. During that time, the number of people with access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy has increased almost threefold. But it’s still not enough.

Why Digital Health Takes a Village: The Importance of “Non-Techies”

Digital health tools are still seen as an add-on to an overall technical approach rather than as a critical component to achieving public health outcomes. That disconnect underlines that not only is there a benefit but there is also an imperative to better familiarize program-focused people with the current state of digital health.

Inspiring Data Use, Action, and Innovation across the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services project is using quality improvement methods and tools to enable health workers to use data for decision making.

Ethiopia Embarks on Standardizing Its Electronic Health Management Information System

Ethiopia is revolutionizing its current health management information system by adopting DHIS2—a tool with global acclaim for transforming the way health data is collected, validated, visualized, and analyzed.

Peer Support Groups Boost Health Workers’ Confidence and Improve Work Efficiency in India

Through the Vriddhi project, JSI is facilitating the use of injectable gentamicin by Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) in accordance with recommendations from the Government of India. During monthly meetings, ANMs who have been successful in identifying eligible cases and administering the lifesaving injection share their stories. This creates a space where other ANMs feel comfortable discussing the challenges they face and reaching out to experienced ANMs when they need support.

Velocity, Point of Sale, and Regulatory Revolution Are All Necessary to Supply Chain Improvements

While we have made progress in improving public health supply chains in lower- and middle-income countries, we are going to have to think and act differently if we are going to meet the challenges of the coming decade and the ambitious sustainable developments goals for 2030.