According to Uganda’s Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS 2016), 1 in 16 Ugandan children do not live to reach their fifth birthday. Thanks to the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program, health facilities across the cadres are improving services to reduce referral and treatment costs for families by ensuring timely and correct classification and management of children under-five.
Learn what steps Timor-Leste and its partners took to be rated as the most improved of 188 nations in the health-related Sustainable Development Goals index for the period 2000-2015.
Early infant diagnosis (EID) is a complex cascade whose every step must be completed successfully. Complexity begins at the facility itself. EID is not yet a routine service; exposed infants tend to be identified either when they come for other services or when mothers bring them for testing.
For World Immunization Week, JSI’s Craig Burgess offers recommendations on how we can work together to create immunization equity for all.
Each year, 3.1 million children die before reaching their fifth birthday due to malnutrition-related causes. On her son’s fifth birthday, nutrition advisor Carrie Hubbell Melgarejo reflects on the factors that helped him ‘survive to five’ in good health.
In advance of the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa, the Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Katrin DeCamp and Robert Steinglass provide three key points about how to overcome immunization challenges.
To strengthen linkages and referral systems between community and government service providers, the Bantwana Initiative was developed by World Education Initiative (WEI) and is an initiative of WEI and John Snow, Inc. The program prides itself on “innovative models of care that are based on existing community structures and address children’s comprehensive needs.” The program is supporting vulnerable children and families in Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and in Zimbabwe.
Nervous about your child’s health this Halloween? JSI’s Sloane Bowman offers six tricks on enjoying the holiday—while still enjoying plenty of treats.
Dr. Alimou Barry traveled to Guinea, ground zero of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, to conduct a rapid assessment of the implications of the outbreak on reproductive, maternal and child health services usage and delivery.
On World Population Day, JSI’s Tanvi Pandit-Rajani and Leslie Patykewich imagine a shift in international development toward a market-based approach that will help ensure that whole populations are reached with the right commodities, at the right price, at the right time, regardless