JSI has been learning from, adapting, and improving its approach to training and technical assistance for years, and uses a number of strategies to translate training concepts and skills into improved (and sustained) practice.
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.
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.
It may not be on the top of your to-do list, but it’s important to remember – being prepared means having the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency whether you must evacuate or shelter in place.
Indigenous organizations are critical to mobilizing domestic resources through collaborative advocacy and are in a position to advocate for their governments to promote policies that will benefit their constituents. Furthermore, with extensive experience working with hard-to-reach population groups, civil society organizations often provide services that complement the formal health system and help scale up primary health care services.
When disaster strikes, health care organizations of all sizes and types must continue to provide services to their patients and clients. Having a plan is only the first step to ensuring continuity of operations. Knowing and practicing the plan can make all the difference.
In 2013, Liberia launched a shortened 6‐day IMNCI training curriculum. The Maternal and Child Survival Program organized one of the first large‐scale training activities using this new training curriculum. Participants felt that the IMNCI training was one of the most relevant and useful skills building, in-service training activities that they have had the opportunity to participate in during their clinical careers. It closed the gaps in the quality of care for assessing and managing sick young infant and children under five years of age.
I began to wonder if the Ask Me 3™ framework could have been used to guide the presidential debates. Would we have better information to guide our selection if the moderator prefaced each topic area with the Ask Me 3™ questions?
Finance organizations should encourage a shift to impact investing, where companies have to “opt-out” of making thoughtful, socially-conscious investments rather than having to “opt-in.” Partners such as JSI can provide the insight and on-the-ground presence to make such an investment impactful, sustainable, and when applicable, scalable.
Victoria notes that providing treatment in the community has also made caregivers more responsive to health education messages on improving household practices related to hygiene and sanitation, using long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets, and taking children with complications and non-iCCM conditions to the health centers.