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.
In Uganda, an estimated 1.6 million births are registered every year. Of those, 30,000 newborns die, along with 5,700 mothers. While the country has made significant strides in improving maternal health over the past few years, nearly all maternal deaths are preventable—so there is more that needs to be done. To address the causes of … Continue reading “Building Capacity to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Uganda’s Lango Sub-Region”
Carolyn Hart, Vice President of the International Division of John Snow, Inc. & Michelle Morse, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the UN Foundation hosted a session about women’s health and dignity at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference.
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., partnered with RTI International to develop a District Health Information Software 2. The DHIS2 is helping the Regional Health Directorate in Faranah, Guinea to better understand the health services and needs of its communities.
Writing from the first regional conference on Measurement and Accountability for Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh, JSI’s Tariq Azim explains the importance of making health data accessible and understandable to non-health sector players.
Amanda Makulec calls for global health professionals to build their skills to make data visual, accessible, and meaningful to help drive insight and impact.
More than 800 political leaders, technical experts and advocates attended the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa, sponsored by WHO/AFRO and the African Union in Addis Ababa, 24-25 February 2016.
The AIDSFree project developed a new toolkit, Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social/Community Services for Children and Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide, which provides inspiration for even the small “next steps” that a program can take to better serve the needs of children, adolescents, and their families.
In Kenya, the APC project and partner organizations empower community health workers to provide integrated services to families in need.