Using Learning Collaboratives to Increase Access to Contraception to Achieve the Healthy People 2020 Goal for Contraceptive Use

JSI worked with twelve publicly-funded family planning sites to increase access to most and moderately effective methods of contraception at these sites. This was accomplished through an eight-month national learning collaborative that included monthly online learning sessions.

Restoring Girls’ and Women’s Dignity

In many places around the world, the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women are tenuous at best, and years of progress can be washed away instantly by socio-political changes. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we must remember that preserving—or reclaiming— the dignity of girls and women requires continuous efforts, even when it seems like the battle is already won.

Quality Improvement by Candlelight

In Myanmar, JSI is helping local and state health workers conduct quality improvement activities to strengthen the supply chain and help ensure the availability of reproductive health supplies at the community level.

Highlighting Issues that Women Face “Inside the Tent” at ICFP

At #ICFP, JSI’s Leela Khanal attended an exhibit on women’s health during crisis, which reminded her of the struggles she witnessed among young women in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in her native Nepal.

Family Planning and UHC: The Role of a Healthy Marketplace

On December 12, 2015, a coalition of more than 600 global partners marked Universal Health Coverage Day, the three year anniversary of the unanimous adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution that counseled governments to provide universal health coverage (UHC) to their people. Greater numbers of countries are pursuing UHC reforms, and we want these reforms to result in reliable access to high quality reproductive health commodities for all women.

No Product? No Universal Health Coverage! Making the Case for RH Supplies

For Universal Health Coverage (UCH) Day, JSI’s Leslie Patykewich underscores the necessity of reproductive health commodity security to realizing UHC.

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.

Data You can Count On: A new dashboard on youth sexual & reproductive health in Asia and the Middle East

Today the world is home to 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24, which constitutes the largest generation of young people in history. Sixty percent of young people live in Asia, and the Middle East has one of the youngest populations in the world To improve understanding of young people’s needs in this region, USAID’s Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC) launched a new dashboard on key youth indicators related to gender and sexual and reproductive health.