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.
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”
With USAID’s support, MEASURE Evaluation has revised the Performance of Routine Information Systems Management (PRISM) tools to help countries identify gaps in their routine health information system.
MCSP has helped to build the capacity of health personnel to manage and deliver routine immunization services in more than 400 health facilities across 11 districts in Uganda.
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 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.
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.
In Tanzania, bicycles help community case workers reach HIV-affected families and link vulnerable children and their family to health services.
Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH, successfully evacuated 47 patients in response to a boiler failure days after completing a Coalition Surge Test led by JSI.
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.