By global consensus, condoms remain essential to HIV prevention and epidemic control. Nations have signed on to the multi-agency 20 x 20 Initiative, which calls for distributing 20 billion condoms by the year 2020. And there’s a problem with that.
The state of available data on TB prevalence, programs, and their results differs from place to place. To ensure that data are reliable, all health information systems and studies need means of assessing and ensuring data quality.
In two diverse regions of Burma the Maternal and Child Survival Program and Burma’s Ministry of Health are working together to improve the diagnosis and referral of communicable diseases in vulnerable communities and save children’s lives.
JSI Director of Logistics Services Edward Wilson reflects on three important lessons to consider as we prepare for future crises.
“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.