Better-Designed Health Information Systems Make for Better Health Outcomes

Countries and development partners have made progress in strengthening data collection and deploying technologies to move data up the health system for monitoring and evaluating performance. But to realize the transformative power of information, it is the frontline healthcare workers—the doctors, nurses, community health workers, etc.—who require information to make informed, intelligent decisions.

Nourishing Children Where Food is not Enough

Meeting the nutritional needs of young children is a particularly important aspect of global health, as insufficient nutrition during periods of rapid growth, which overlap with the weaning period, can have serious negative effects on health and other life-long outcomes. The long-term solution for solving micronutrient inadequacy is ensuring a sustainable and diverse diet through food-based approaches.

Data for Decision-Making: Empowering Local Data Use

As we celebrate World Immunization Week April 24-30, 2016, it’s important to remember that one way to “close the gap” on immunization services is by re-examining the wealth of data currently available at the country level and empowering health workers to leverage their historical data to reach their target populations more effectively.

Health Workers Improve Service Delivery and Data Quality at a Health Center in Tanzania

JSI’s Lora Shimp visited the Jambiani Health Center in Kusini District, Tanzania during a weekly immunization session meticulously run by two dedicated nurses.

Quality Improvement by Candlelight

In Myanmar, JSI is helping local and state health workers conduct quality improvement activities to strengthen the supply chain and help ensure the availability of reproductive health supplies at the community level.

AIDSTAR Plus: The Intervention that Helped Humanize Honduras’ Fight Against HIV

AIDSTAR Plus provided technical assistance to Honduras’ Ministry of Health to implement a new national HIV and STI strategy. As explained by regional technical officer Dr. Sergio Flores, the project not only built the technical capacity of health workers and administrators, but changed people’s attitudes and behaviors toward the fight against HIV.

Health Workers on the Frontlines of the Ebola Epidemic in Liberia

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.