Using Infographics for HIV Communication

Digital trends show that people prefer images (and video) to text. By using infographics, you can harness the popularity of visuals and guide your audience through content, including complex or scientific information, in an engaging way.

November 16, 2017HIV & AIDS, U.S. Health

IMPACT Teams: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Using Data for Decisions, Actions, and Continuous Improvement in Supply Chains

To drive continuous improvement in supply chain performance a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on people, technology, and processes is essential. JSI is helping countries establish Information Mobilized for Performance Analysis and Continuous Transformation (IMPACT) Teams – groups of people harmoniously working together – to analyze performance and make systematic efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the supply chain.

Strengthening Systems to Improve Nutrition Service Delivery in Northern Ghana

Through the five-year Resiliency in Northern Ghana project, USAID is testing a different approach to promoting sustainability by investing in local governments directly. This approach builds local governments’ capacity to develop action plans and related budgets, and to implement and closely monitor nutrition and livelihood outcomes, which creates a strong sense of community ownership and builds resilient local systems for effective programming.

November 10, 2017International Health, Nutrition

Workshop Ensures Child Health and Nutrition Data is Used for Decision Making

In many countries, at both community and facility levels, it is often under-resourced frontline health workers who enter duplicative data into paper-based systems—data which is then not used effectively for decision-making. Workshop attendees learned how digital tools are being used to collect data as part of service provision and shared across interoperable information systems. This interoperability allows development of people-centered information systems and facilitates continuity of care.

These Micronutrients Have a Mighty Impact

A diverse, nutrient-rich diet is the most sustainable way to prevent the negative effects of micronutrient deficiencies, such as anemia and other conditions, which can permanently impede children’s physical and cognitive growth, increase maternal and infant morbidity, and in extreme cases, lead to mortality. To address these issues, Uganda’s Ministry of Health began working with USAID in 2016 on a project to make fortified foods and supplements available to communities that cannot receive these necessary nutrients from their local food sources.

October 31, 2017International Health, Nutrition

Second Edition of PEPFAR’s Best Practices for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Site Operations Focuses on Quality

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a safe and cost-effective intervention that plays an essential role in HIV prevention. Now, with the second edition of PEPFAR’s Best Practices for VMMC Site Operations, managers of sites providing VMMC are getting the latest updates and advice on how to establish and maintain quality services.

October 25, 2017HIV & AIDS, International Health

The Contraceptive Revolution in Benin

Three years ago, when Benin hovered near the bottom of the world statistics on contraceptive prevalence, and all we heard from naysayers was how “impossible and culturally sensitive” family planning is in the country, I might not have bet very much on this [the introduction of Sayana Press] being a success. But it has been so far, and all signs show it promises to go further, even faster.

October 25, 2017Family Planning, International Health

Pakistani Coalitions Save Newborn Lives through Chlorhexidine Distribution

In 2016, an initiative to deliver a life-saving inexpensive drug called chlorhexidine (CHX) to all newborns in Pakistan was launched by the Pakistani Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination, CHX National Working Group, and USAID’s JSI-managed Health Systems Strengthening Component. Dr. Nadeem Hassan explains why this partnership is important to improving newborn health outcomes.