On May 7, 2019, DREAMS Innovation Challenge held their closing event, Empowering Africa’s Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. The occasion celebrated the transformative impact of this initiative on the lives of over 160,000 adolescent girls and young women across ten countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Reflections from JSI staff on what they are most proud of in their work in family planning
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.
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”
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.
JSI’s Merce Gasco and Natasha Vartapetova reflect on health disparities, family planning, maternal health, and other key takeaways from the ACOG annual meeting.
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.
An opportunity to close the gap and reach for better gender equity in pregnancy prevention?
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.
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.