JSI’s TB team from the USAID-funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango program worked with the leadership from a hospital and the district health office to identify the reasons the hospital was underusing GeneXpert and developed a plan to address the issue.
In July 2018, 70 village health team (VHT) members and 12 health workers in Uganda were trained to teach clients to self-inject subcutaneously administered depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) through the JSI led Advancing Partners & Communities Project.
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.
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.
As investments and interventions evolve to truly reflect people’s self-defined desires, Anne Lafond and Biruk Tammru expect to build trust in the health system and lasting changes in demand for services, products, and new behaviors.
JSI’s Merce Gasco and Natasha Vartapetova reflect on health disparities, family planning, maternal health, and other key takeaways from the ACOG annual meeting.
“Restoration of Health Services” made infrastructure improvements at 48 health care facilities in three counties in Liberia. Improvements included triage buildings, incinerators, potable hand-dug wells, latrines, and pits dedicated to disposal of specific types of waste. Today, health workers and patients can help to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases for the entire community.
Health for all through primary health care reforms was a goal of the Alma-Ata Declaration. 40 years later Craig Burgess explores how far we’ve come toward that goal.
In the 40 years since the Alma-Ata declaration, much has changed. An essential package of services is the norm in many countries, and health education for prevention is a critical component of primary health care. Merce Gasco, JSI’s Senior Technical Advisor, reflects and shares her thoughts on the changes in public health systems over the past four decades.