How Madagascar’s Biodiversity Influenced My Career in Public Health

Read about Yvette’s journey, from youth through her career, and how her interest in health and fascination with Madagascar’s people and natural resources grew.

JSI’s Population, Health, and Environment Legacy: Two Decades of Dedication and Impact

This year, JSI celebrates 20 years of work around the world improving people’s health by caring for, reinvigorating, and protecting their environment. Some of our most impactful activities have occurred in Madagascar, an island with extraordinarily rich biodiversity. Since we began working alongside institutions in Madagascar under the Jereo Salama Isika project in 1998, we … Continue reading “JSI’s Population, Health, and Environment Legacy: Two Decades of Dedication and Impact”

Can Contraceptive Availability Be Improved by Strengthening Organizational Supply Chain Capacity, Data Visibility, and Use?

Through the ‘My Choice’ project, JSI has partnered with Indonesia’s National Population & Family Planning Board to reinvigorate family planning services to ensure that women across four provinces have consistent access to a variety of contraceptive options.

Key Takeaways for Maternal Health from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2018 Annual Meeting

JSI’s Merce Gasco and Natasha Vartapetova reflect on health disparities, family planning, maternal health, and other key takeaways from the ACOG annual meeting.

Billboard Campaign in Zambia Makes it Easier for Women to Get Family Planning Information

Every Saturday on the outskirts of the small town of Luwanga, Zambia, hundreds of women walk along a dusty road that is barely more than a path to the riverbank. About a year ago, a sign appeared at the side of the road informing people that a new form of contraception was available in town.

Voices of Public Health – Addressing the HIV Epidemic in Zambia: Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod

In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod who has been at the frontlines of the fight against HIV since the beginning of the epidemic in the country. She is the director of the USAID DISCOVER-Health project and JSI’s country representative for Zambia. Dr. Chikuba-McLeod talks to JSI’s Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough about HIV prevention, treatment, and care; game changers in HIV; and what it will take to achieve epidemic control.

The Contraceptive Revolution in Benin

Three years ago, when Benin hovered near the bottom of the world statistics on contraceptive prevalence, and all we heard from naysayers was how “impossible and culturally sensitive” family planning is in the country, I might not have bet very much on this [the introduction of Sayana Press] being a success. But it has been so far, and all signs show it promises to go further, even faster.

Launching a Revolution: Sayana Press Introduction in Benin

On September 26, World Contraception Day 2017, the Beninese Ministry of Health will formally launch Sayana Press—a small, easy-to-use, prefilled, three-month injectable contraceptive that is expanding the contraceptive method mix. Given the enthusiastic response from clients, service providers, and policymakers, Sayana Press has the potential to revolutionize contraceptive use in Benin.