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.
Data and health information systems are enabling health managers not only to respond to health outbreaks, but also to predict where needs will occur, develop plans to address them, and thus ensure that people are receiving the services they need when they need them.
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.