Through the Vriddhi project, JSI is facilitating the use of injectable gentamicin by Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) in accordance with recommendations from the Government of India. During monthly meetings, ANMs who have been successful in identifying eligible cases and administering the lifesaving injection share their stories. This creates a space where other ANMs feel comfortable discussing the challenges they face and reaching out to experienced ANMs when they need support.
In an ever-changing public health landscape, knowledge exchange is crucial to overcome challenges and utilize new opportunities to improve health.
Working alongside Indian health officials, USAID is showing how simple antibiotic injections in the hands of heroic local health workers are saving newborn lives.
In India, JSI has adopted a consultative, evidence-based, sequenced approach to developing a strategy for increasing private sector engagement in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services so as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Providing care for the mother during pregnancy has huge implications not just for her health but also for the child she carries and her community. Many health problems in pregnant women can be prevented, detected and treated during antenatal care by trained health workers.
In 2000, JSI’s David Pyle established the Mabelle Arole fellowship to help foster future leaders in global public health. Sixteen years later, Pyle reflects on the mission of the fellowship and invites former fellows to share how the program has impacted their careers.
An innovative media initiative engages communities to produce videos about nutrition and health.
April 24-30 is World Immunization Week. Mike Favin and Rebecca Fields of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) explain how the project is promoting community participation to increase immunization rates using the “My Village, My Home” tool.
An effective tool in the hands of the right person can make all the difference in the world. Such is the case in Chandradeepa*, a remote village in northern India, where a simple tool helps motivate parents to ensure their children are immunized against common diseases that can cripple and kill. As an auxiliary nurse … Continue reading “On the Front Lines of Immunization: A Nurse Midwife and a Low-Cost, Paper Tool Helped Achieve 93% Vaccine Coverage in Rural India”
For many problems in global health, we struggle to know the solutions.Pneumonia is not one of them. On World Pneumonia Day 2014, JSI’s Robert Steinglass blogs about the way forward to eliminating preventable death from pneumonia, currently the #1 infectious killer of children under five years old.