Improving Immunization Timeliness through Traditional Drum-Beating Initiative

In rural India, many barriers exist to full immunization coverage. Topographic constraints, such as walking long distances in hilly terrain, crossing bodies of water, poor road conditions, lack of transport and more deter caregivers from visiting outreach sites on time. Community health volunteers are forced to go door-to-door to inform caregivers about the arrival of the vaccination team at the outreach site. To overcome these challenges, JSI, in collaboration with the state government stakeholders and a local NGO, tested a unique, culturally appropriate, low cost, scalable method of disseminating information about the arrival of the vaccination team at the outreach site on designated vaccination days.

Community Members Work Together to Reduce Cost and Increase Adherence to ART

By strengthening CCLAD, the USAID RHITES-N, Lango is increasing PLHIV retention in care, and viral load coverage and suppression rates. These outcomes are contributing to the project’s greater goal of increasing the use of high-quality integrated health services and improving overall health of individuals, families, and communities in the Lango sub-region.

Try, Try Again: Re-imagined Provider Training is Saving Children in Uganda

One in 16 Ugandan children do not live to reach their fifth birthday. Thankfully, the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) sees this tragic statistic for what it is: an unacceptable number of preventable deaths.

Uganda’s commitment to its youngest citizens is more than lip service. It became a strategic approach to reduce death, illness and disability – and improve growth and development – of children under five. The foundation of this success was the implementation of the Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) approach as the main strategy for increasing coverage of low-cost, high-impact, evidence-based child health interventions at all levels of the health system.