What makes JSI’s approach to capacity strengthening unique is the sincere intent to empower civil society organizations. It’s not just about meeting project requirements and more effectively reaching members of key populations. It is also about building a sustainable foundation for an AIDS-free future in Ghana.
JSI expert Angelina Kodua Nyanor writes about the successes our USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project has had in ensuring that key populations in Ghana have access to HIV treatment and care services.
In honor of the recent 15th anniversary of the PEPFAR program, the JSI-implemented USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project is running a blog series reflecting on the success Ghana is having in preventing and treating HIV among the LGBTQ community. This second blog looks at using small-scale technology to empower decision-making, strengthen linkage rates, and improve service delivery.
In honor of Pride month and the recent 15th anniversary of the PEPFAR program, the JSI-implemented USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Program is running a blog series reflecting on the success Ghana is having in preventing and treating HIV among the LGBTQ community.
Over the past six years, we’ve partnered with agricultural training institutes, local mothers’ support groups, health facilities, and government ministries to reduce malnutrition from many different angles. But in Ghana, our project was in the sweet spot of a public-private partnership between USAID, the NGO Project Peanut Butter, and The Hershey Company to provide protein-packed foods to school children.
Through the five-year Resiliency in Northern Ghana project, USAID is testing a different approach to promoting sustainability by investing in local governments directly. This approach builds local governments’ capacity to develop action plans and related budgets, and to implement and closely monitor nutrition and livelihood outcomes, which creates a strong sense of community ownership and builds resilient local systems for effective programming.
Mobile data collection is an exciting new tool that complements our approach to conducting surveys. Here are four lessons we learned about mobile data collection from our Resiliency in Northern Ghana project team and some tips to help in your own work.
The objective of the Community Benefits Health pilot in Ghana was to influence women’s social networks and generate community-level support, leading to improved knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and maternal health behaviors. It was determined that using social network analysis to strengthen interventions focused on shifting social norms significantly improved uptake of maternal health and pregnancy behaviors.
Today, on World Water Day, we focus on the crucial role of clean water in good nutrition and health.
This Universal Children’s Day, we encourage the global development community to think strategically, creatively, and inclusively in addressing nutrition before and after the 1,000-day window.