By strengthening CCLAD, the USAID RHITES-N, Lango is increasing PLHIV retention in care, and viral load coverage and suppression rates. These outcomes are contributing to the project’s greater goal of increasing the use of high-quality integrated health services and improving overall health of individuals, families, and communities in the Lango sub-region.
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.
In Tanzania, bicycles help community case workers reach HIV-affected families and link vulnerable children and their family to health services.
JSI has been supporting Ministries of Health in eight countries as they plan for and introduce this life-saving vaccine, and in doing so has learned a lot about how to reach adolescent girls.
JSI and MCSP worked with stakeholders at multiple levels of the health system, assisting the local government to improve planning for vaccine delivery, and developing multiple strategies to try to raise and maintain Tabora’s MCV 2 coverage rate.
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.
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.
By global consensus, condoms remain essential to HIV prevention and epidemic control. Nations have signed on to the multi-agency 20 x 20 Initiative, which calls for distributing 20 billion condoms by the year 2020. And there’s a problem with that.
The state of available data on TB prevalence, programs, and their results differs from place to place. To ensure that data are reliable, all health information systems and studies need means of assessing and ensuring data quality.