You can’t treat what you don’t see: Valuing child health data collection in Mozambique

A lack of routine data to assess child health interventions has remained a stubborn obstacle to better care in Mozambique. MCSP’s introduction of a new child health registration book is changing that by ensuring the availability of quality child health data to support decision making.

Disease Surveillance is Key to Freeing Madagascar from Polio

With USAID funding, MCSP mobilized to address this gap and the outbreak of vaccine-derived polio virus in Madagascar. MCSP’s Child Health and Immunization programming is led by JSI.

If You Build It, They Will Come: Strengthening Liberia’s Health Infrastructure

“Restoration of Health Services” made infrastructure improvements at 48 health care facilities in three counties in Liberia. Improvements included triage buildings, incinerators, potable hand-dug wells, latrines, and pits dedicated to disposal of specific types of waste. Today, health workers and patients can help to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases for the entire community.

The Important Nuances of Offering Help: Building Capacity of Haitian Organizations

When we first received our funding to strengthen the capacity of a number of USAID-funded Haitian organizations, we were not quite sure how it would go. Would our partners be interested? Would they cooperate or would they resist? The answer turned out to be all of the above.

Using Technology to Build the Capacity of Health Workers in India

In India, we are working to improve the public health system and quality of health care services by building the capacity of health workers through a systematic, technology-based approach.

Tackling TB among India’s Urban Populations

Through the USAID-supported Tuberculosis Health Action and Learning Initiative, JSI India, in collaboration with World Health Partners and Child in Need Institute, is developing holistic approaches to TB control efforts across six health districts in West Bengal, India.

Leveraging Business Approaches to Improve Access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, to address public health problems caused by lack of WASH facilities, JSI constructed standard public toilets with bathing rooms, updated health centers’ water supply systems, built public water points and pipeline extensions, and rehabilitated hand-dug wells and public latrines.

Strengthening Sierra Leone Health Systems: Applying Lessons from the 2014 Ebola Outbreak to Future Emergencies

There is still much to be done, of course. But Sierra Leone is on its way to a health system that meets the needs of its people—and, given the toll that Ebola took, is ready to confront the next infectious disease—be it Ebola or some other virus—with stronger, better-prepared health services.

How to Use Data to Solve Social Problems and Drive Decisions: 4 Takeaways from Data for Good Exchange 2016

It’s been a couple hundred years since Dr. Snow plotted cholera deaths on a simple map; one of the earliest examples of data visualization and epidemiology. But using maps, geo-spatial data and geographic information system data is trendier than ever. Think: satellites, drones, smart phones. These powerful technologies offer billions of pixels worth of data that many industries have only just tapped into as a resource.