APC Community Health Work in Benin Touches the Hearts of the Local People

On May 23rd, JSI’s Advancing Partners & Communities hosted a closing event to celebrate its success Benin. Since 2012, the program has helped roll out a package of high-impact primary health care interventions and expand access to injectable contraception at the community level in 10 USAID priority health zones.

The Buzz on Data: Reflections from ICT4D 2019

The 2019 ICT4D Conference brought together practitioners, ministry officials, and technology implementers for 3 days of discussion and workshops on innovations in using technology for development. In this blog, JSI’s Lisa Kowalski reflects on learnings revolving around one of the key conference themes: data.

Data-driven approach leads to an increase in VMMC uptake

The USAID-funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project promotes and facilitates voluntary medical male circumcision as part of its comprehensive HIV-prevention strategy.

Empowering Africas Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge

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.

Hardware and Heartware: Two Approaches to a Smarter, Healthier City

Representatives from Indore, India, and Da Nang, Vietnam – joined Makassar officials on a tour of how hardware and heartware is transforming Makassar in the technological age with JSI’s Building Healthy Cities.

Tanzania Deploys the Most Advanced Health Information Exchange in sub-Saharan Africa

Supported by the Maternal and Child Survival Program and JSI, the Tanzania National Health Information Exchange (TzHIE) ensures that information and data needed for policy development and the delivery of health care is readily available and used.

Effective Use of GeneXpert Machine at Apac Hospital in Uganda Improves Identification of TB Cases

JSI’s TB team from the USAID-funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango program worked with the leadership from a hospital and the district health office to identify the reasons the hospital was underusing GeneXpert and developed a plan to address the issue.

AIDSFree Helps Young Kenyan Mothers—and Their Communities—Take Pride in Parenthood

The AIDSFree project, implemented by JSI and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, designed a program to help pregnant girls, adolescent mothers overcome barriers to education and employment.

A New and Convenient Way for Ugandan Women to Control their Fertility Saves Time for Community Health Workers

In July 2018, 70 village health team (VHT) members and 12 health workers in Uganda were trained to teach clients to self-inject subcutaneously administered depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) through the JSI led Advancing Partners & Communities Project.