When disaster strikes, health care organizations of all sizes and types must continue to provide services to their patients and clients. Having a plan is only the first step to ensuring continuity of operations. Knowing and practicing the plan can make all the difference.
There is still much to be done, of course. But Sierra Leone is on its way to a health system that meets the needs of its people—and, given the toll that Ebola took, is ready to confront the next infectious disease—be it Ebola or some other virus—with stronger, better-prepared health services.
From natural disasters to man-made, planning is critical for hospitals to health care centers. Read more from Amy Cullum, Senior Consultant in the JSI, US Division, as she looks at the questions every healthcare organization should ask themselves before any emergency.
Preventing a cholera outbreak took a new vaccine, a well-executed plan, and dedicated partners.
In Liberia, which has suffered the worst of the epidemic, JSI staff have been on the frontlines of the Ebola response for the past several months, training health care workers, managing supply chain logistics and contact tracing.
“[She] went into labor in her eighth month and had to give birth without any medical aid, assisted just by myself and a few other women who could get there.” – Woman affected by the Pakistan flood This woman’s frightening experience amidst the floods in Pakistan illustrates that, even in emergencies, women will continue to … Continue reading “Under Water: Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in Pakistan”