In Ethiopia, the health sector is undergoing a sea-change—organizationally, behaviorally, and technologically. The transformation is being driven by the goal of ensuring quality and equity of health care services and universal coverage.
Folami Harris, the Director of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, voices her life story from a Dreamer coming to the United States from Jamaica to her work with DREAMS-IC.
Addressing health in urban settings is a priority area for JSI. The USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities project, implemented by JSI and partners, aims to refocus city policies, planning, and services with a health equity lens while improving data-driven decision-making for Smart Cities in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Hibret Alemu Tilahan, Director of Strengthening Urban Health in Ethiopia Project, discusses growing up in Ethiopia and how he has seen the country’s Health System improve.
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.
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.
This year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day theme is “Staying the Course, the Fight is not Over.” The best way to stay the course is to get educated, then spread the word. Make a commitment to get educated about PrEP. Knowledge gained about PrEP can be used to not only empower yourself but others as well.
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.
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.
Inspired by a question, Shona Karp sought to learn more about six current or recent U.S.-based JSI projects that may be less well-known but that are helping vulnerable communities across the country.