Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness is Happening in Bondo, Western Kenya

Victoria notes that providing treatment in the community has also made caregivers more responsive to health education messages on improving household practices related to hygiene and sanitation, using long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets, and taking children with complications and non-iCCM conditions to the health centers.

How on Earth Can a Remote Ethiopian Health Post Function without Electricity?

In remote regions of Ethiopia, JSI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are working to improve access to essential health services and commodities, including vaccines. Learn more in a new blog by Dr. Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery for the Gates Foundation.

You Can’t Save Lives if You Don’t Fight Pneumonia

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.

World Pneumonia Day 2014 – Universal access to pneumonia prevention and care

On World Pneumonia Day, JSI’s Alexis Heaton explains some of the challenges that remain in preventing and treating pneumonia in children in hard-to-reach areas, and how the SC4CCM project is helping community health workers stay stocked with life-saving pneumonia treatments to provide to infants and children in need.

MCHIP plays key role introducing lifesaving vaccine in nine African countries

Pneumonia is the deadliest disease among children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.2 million children annually. Fortunately, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) can protect susceptible children, preventing against severe forms of pneumococcal diseases—mainly pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis.

MCHIP plays key role introducing lifesaving vaccine in nine African countries

Pneumonia is the deadliest disease among children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.2 million children annually. Fortunately, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) can protect susceptible children, preventing against severe forms of pneumococcal diseases—mainly pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis.

Two big challenges to prevent under-five deaths from pneumonia: Care seeking and treatment compliance

On World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP Child Health Team Lead Yehuda Benguigui describes the global effort to curb preventable child death from pneumonia and other early childhood diseases.

Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea Urges Governments and Partners to Take Immediate Steps to Achieve Impact

Millions of children’s lives can be saved from pneumonia and diarrhea through coordinated effort.

Getting meds to sick kids at the end of the supply chain

  Imagine you are a mother living in a remote village and have to walk for hours carrying your sick baby or toddler every time your child needed care. Would you go at the slightest sign of a cold or fever, or would you wait and hope for the best? Would you recognize the point … Continue reading “Getting meds to sick kids at the end of the supply chain”