Can Social Networks Alter Community Social Norms to Improve Maternal Health?

The objective of the Community Benefits Health pilot in Ghana was to influence women’s social networks and generate community-level support, leading to improved knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and maternal health behaviors. It was determined that using social network analysis to strengthen interventions focused on shifting social norms significantly improved uptake of maternal health and pregnancy behaviors.

Child Nutrition Beyond the 1,000-Day Window of Opportunity

This Universal Children’s Day, we encourage the global development community to think strategically, creatively, and inclusively in addressing nutrition before and after the 1,000-day window.

A Sustainable Strategy for Training Nurses and Pharmacists in Health Logistics

Staff from the USAID DELIVER project write about how they’re teaching logistics skills to Ghana’s nurses and pharmacists on the front lines of the supply chain.

Webinar to Highlight How Extension, Technology, and Behavior Change Combine to Improve Agriculture and Nutrition

Leveraging the power of social capital and technology, Digital Green has pioneered the use of low-cost, community videos as an agriculture extension tool that allows farmers to record and share successful techniques with other farmers in their community.

The Ghana Urban Malaria Study helps us defend against a killer

JSI’s Edward Bonku, Health System Management Director to the Focus Region Health Project in Ghana, shares critical findings from a JSI-led study comparing malaria prevalence in urban versus rural settings.

Innovation can increase the impact of immunization programmes

The ultimate goal of immunization programs to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability from preventable diseases, but the intermediate objective is to deliver effective, safe, timely and affordable immunization services. But what works?