Respectful Care: A new term for the family-centered approach that women have been requesting

One of the strategies to reduce maternal mortality worldwide is to encourage the use of health facilities during birth by paying attention to the way women are treated in those facilities – with an emphasis on care with support and dignity. It’s called “respectful care,” and although it’s a new buzzword in the maternal health community, the idea is anything but new. Women have been asking for this for decades, even if not in those very words.

Working Towards a Greater Good: One Health Worker’s Journey

In Ethiopia, the L10k project works to strengthen the national Health Extension Program, supporting and building the capacity of Health Extension Workers (HEW) to provide preventive health services in their communities. JSI’s Bailey Herrington shares the experience of one HEW, Alemnesh Assefa, who has grown personally and professionally within HEP.

Harmonizing Family Planning Stockout Indicators

Global initiatives, like the Millennium Development Goals or FP2020, require key performance metrics to understand what progress is being made, and where further investments are required. The process of developing and adopting those indicators requires technical expertise, data acumen, and deep consultation with the stakeholders. Safia Ahsan, Technical Adviser for the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, explains how JSI led the development of a harmonized suite of stockout indicators with the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s Systems Strengthening Working Group (SSWG).

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.

Helping Health Workers Work with Mobile Money

The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) shows how mobile money has changed the way patients make payments in rural communities.

The Opportunity to Choose: Location shouldn’t determine cancer survival

Angelina Jolie’s New York Times post about her preventative cancer surgeries highlights an important point: Each woman deserves the chance to make decisions about her own health.

Concurrent Treatment for HIV/TB Co-infection Breaks Up “Deadly Alliance”

The MEASURE evaluation finds that breaking the deadly alliance between TB and HIV is the key to improved survival for TB patients

Using Human Centered Design to Face Public Health Issues

Better understanding of the end user or products and services can help solve difficult and persistent public health problems, such as low uptake of and adherence to family planning methods.