Can Trained Traditional Midwives Become Agents of Change for Nutrition?

JSI’s Agnes Guyon reflects on the effectiveness of engaging trained traditional midwives to improve nutrition practices in Liberia.

On the Front Lines of Immunization: A Nurse Midwife and a Low-Cost, Paper Tool Helped Achieve 93% Vaccine Coverage in Rural India

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”

Uterine Atony, an Extremely Dangerous Complication Effectively Managed Thanks to the NASG

  Joana is the kind of woman who strictly follows the advice of  health personnel, taking recommended measures to prevent health conditions and complications. Unfortunately, Joana could not prevent uterine atony, which caused her to hemorrhage shortly after giving birth on November 23  at Oecusse Referral Hospital in timor Leste. Joana is a healthy 19-year … Continue reading “Uterine Atony, an Extremely Dangerous Complication Effectively Managed Thanks to the NASG”

Integrated reproductive health services help couple conceive a child and plan their family

Fertility awareness methods (FAM) are family planning methods that are based on when a woman’s fertile days start and end. These methods require partner cooperation because couples must be committed to abstinence or use of another contraceptive method during the woman’s fertile days to prevent pregnancy.

Increasing access to skilled birth attendance in the newest country of the world: The South Sudan experience

South Sudan has one the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with more than 2,000 deaths per 100,000 live births. Most women still give birth at home, and very few of those deliveries include skilled attendants. The lack of basic and emergency obstetric care is a major factor behind the high levels of maternal mortality and morbidity there.