Good health care waste management means increased health worker safety, better-quality patient care, reduced environmental degradation, lower costs, and opportunities for profit. States still struggle to establish systems for managing waste—but opportunities exist.
We work with clients and countries around the globe to deploy innovative user-centered logistics management information systems (LMIS) and other tools that help people make better decisions and take effective action. We have learned a lot from these experiences, such as: What makes a system implementation successful? Once data is available, how can it be used to make decisions and improve performance? What other HIS solutions and processes are linked to these digital LMIS? We will be sharing stories and lessons learned specifically from Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia through our Digital LMIS Innovations Blog Series.
Where teens live, learn, work, and play influence their sexual decision making and risk of teen pregnancy. Many teens live in communities where unemployment may be high, violence and substance use present, and housing conditions poor. However, there are also protective factors, such as goal-setting, family, friends, school, and resources designed to empower teens. Parents, schools, youth serving providers, community members, and teens themselves all play a role in promoting healthy teen decision making and preventing teen pregnancy.
Read more about how the traditional programmatic approaches to fighting obesity – focused on individual behavior change – is not decreasing the obesity rates, suggesting that innovative and more comprehensive approaches are necessary.
Males are half the equation when we’re talking about teen pregnancy prevention. In honor of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, JSI’s Myriam Hernandez-Jennings explains the importance of bringing young men into the conversation about family planning, pregnancy prevention, and healthy relationships.
Staff from the USAID DELIVER project write about how they’re teaching logistics skills to Ghana’s nurses and pharmacists on the front lines of the supply chain.
JSI Communications advisor Jane Phelan discusses the importance of strategic planning for civil society organizations’ long-term sustainability.