A team from JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and inSupply Health has been implementing cStock, a methodology to strengthen the supply of medicines for community health volunteers.
JSI joined the global digital health community to create the Digital Health Investment Review Tool (DHIRT). DHIRT provides high-level guidance based on these best practices to support strategic investments in global digital health.
Despite the demonstrated benefits of peer learning in the global south, rarely had the approach been applied in Africa. In October 2018, JSI led an initiative to foster technical leadership through inter-country peer-to-peer exchange in sub-Saharan Africa.
JSI staff participated in UNICEF’s third annual System Design Summit. Wendy Prosser, Senior Technical Officer, reflects on key takeaways from the summit.
A lack of routine data to assess child health interventions has remained a stubborn obstacle to better care in Mozambique. MCSP’s introduction of a new child health registration book is changing that by ensuring the availability of quality child health data to support decision making.
JSI-trained integrated community malaria volunteers (IMCVs) are at the frontlines of patient identification and treatment follow-up for tuberculosis (TB). These IMCVs are able to reach populations that would otherwise not have access to life-saving health services due to limited human resources.
With USAID funding, MCSP mobilized to address this gap and the outbreak of vaccine-derived polio virus in Madagascar. MCSP’s Child Health and Immunization programming is led by JSI.
City planners and others from Makassar traveled to Indore–the largest city in India’s Madhya Pradesh province–to learn about the city’s progress towards improving the health and well being of their citizens.
According to Uganda’s Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS 2016), 1 in 16 Ugandan children do not live to reach their fifth birthday. Thanks to the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program, health facilities across the cadres are improving services to reduce referral and treatment costs for families by ensuring timely and correct classification and management of children under-five.
As 2019 begins, Lora Shimp, co-director of JSI’s Immunization Center, provides her thoughts on how the global immunization community is envisioning the exciting decade ahead.