Acknowledging the Barriers around Women’s Equality

In Guyana and Kenya, Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) is working to protect and advance women’s rights by decreasing instances of gender-based violence and female genital mutilation/cutting through the capacity building of local organizations.

Youth take action at the International AIDS Conference

Writing from the 20th International AIDS Conference, JSI’s Malia Duffy discusses the particular challenges faced by adolescents living with HIV and shares the main points of the Youth Action Plan–a strategy devised by a consortium of HIV-positive adolescents during a planning session in Melbourne.

Simple solutions to global problems: How two medicines promise life for mothers and infants in Nigeria

  When each of my three children was born, a stream of nurses and doctors made sure that my wife and children would be safe. In many countries around the world, however, the situation is far different: the availability of medicines and skilled health workers are not assured. Therefore, there are no guarantees of a … Continue reading “Simple solutions to global problems: How two medicines promise life for mothers and infants in Nigeria”

Limited network? No problem! Using cell phones to collect data in resource constrained settings

Sierra Leone isn’t renowned for its network connectivity or technology. Only 38% of the population has a mobile phone, and only 1.6% of the population has reliable internet access. Even in resource limited sites, mobile data collection platforms have proven to be smart solutions to ensure high-quality real-time data as long as they’re tailored to local contexts.

Celebrating the power of quality health information in Botswana

Promoting the use of data for decision making is all the rage across development sectors, particularly in health. While advocating for increased use of strategic information has great value in itself, it’s important to assess the quality of the routine data available: what value do you get from using information that’s of poor quality?