JSI’s Atlanta Director talks about Thanksgiving, the temptation to overeat, and tryptophan’s effects.
Preventing, protecting, and treating pneumococcal infections is key to defeating one of the “Big Killers” of children under age five.
As professors at schools ranging from Harvard University to Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, JSI experts share the experience they’ve gained in the field and the office with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, demonstrating practical applications for the students’ technical and theoretical foundations in public health.
While the number of Ebola cases in West Africa continue to decrease, it is still important that countries nationwide take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola and other infections. Through programs like Massachusetts Ebola Virus Monitoring Project, travelers can be sure that the reporting process goes as smoothly as possible so that they and their communities remain healthy.
Interest in the concept of “big data” is growing rapidly. But what is it exactly? And how can it be used to improve public health?
Data Viz isn’t just a science–it’s also an art. JSI’s resident data visualization specialist, Amanda Makulec, shares tips on how to keep target audiences and users in mind throughout the data viz design process.
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).
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.
The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) shows how mobile money has changed the way patients make payments in rural communities.
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.