In public health supply chain management, the goal is to get the right quantity, of the right products, to the right place at the right time, for the right price, and repeating this process to prevent stockouts. But what happens with the waste created when the products have done their job? What do countries do … Continue reading “Starting on the Right Foot: A Supply Chain Perspective on Health Care Waste Reduction”
JSI contributed to the success of the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine (RVV) in all of its 36 states and union territories.
As part of implementation research, JSI is documenting the impact of these and other strategies on improvements in urban immunization service delivery, reduction in missed opportunities for vaccination, increase in the number of children vaccinated and other measures of immunization equity.
Advisors in JSI’s Immunization Center describe how health service providers and communities in northern Nigeria could digitize the paper-based system they use to collect, analyze, and map immunization data for microplanning.
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.
My work with JSI connected me to the breast cancer community long before my diagnosis and gave me the knowledge that kept me informed each step of the way.
Like most health facilities in the Lango sub-region, Anyeke HCIV in Oyam district grapples with a community that stigmatizes tuberculosis (TB), as well as low detection rates, treatment adherence, and completion rates. In the entire sub-region, only 42.7 percent of people know at least two signs and symptoms of TB.
Medical waste handlers in Uganda know that their job is dangerous. The waste they pick up from health facilities is biohazardous, containing contaminated items like needles and body tissue that can spread infection.
We must remember that climate change is an urgent, personal, health issue. On World Environmental Health Day and every day, we must act individually and in unison.
AIDSFree has worked in urban districts of Maseru and Berea through the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) project to improve the health and well-being of Lesotho’s adolescent girls and young women.