Try, Try Again: Re-imagined Provider Training is Saving Children in Uganda

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.

Engaging Health Workers Improves TB Case Identification and Treatment Successes in Uganda

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.

The Power of Data and the Global Health Security Agenda

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.

Building Capacity to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Uganda’s Lango Sub-Region

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”

What if Women Drove the Product Journey?

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.

GOFR-Connect: Unlocking Subdistrict Data In Guinea

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.