Important progress is being made in adult immunizations these days. New standards provide a guide for implementing and evaluating that will not only strengthen services, but will also ultimately raise vaccination rates.
Imagine driving a delivery truck without a map or any idea how long it will take to get to your destination. The drivers delivering health commodities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria were dealing with this very problem. Existing digital data for the road network contained information on travel speeds for five percent of the roads, and only half of the roads were mapped at all.
In Timor Leste, where development indicators and immunization coverage are among the worst in Asia, an immunization intervention implemented by JSI is increasing the effectiveness, quality, and accessibility of immunization services.
I have collaborated closely with transgender women and health providers in Latin America and the Caribbean to learn more about the needs of transgender populations and to train health workers to provide quality services. Working alongside transgender women on needs assessments, trainings for health providers, and in the development of a blueprint for comprehensive transgender … Continue reading “A lesson in holistic care: What I learned from working with transgender women and health providers in the LAC region”
While there are significant differences between the NCD epidemics in countries of varying socio-economic development, there are many similarities. Lessons learned from our experiences in HIC can, and should, be applied to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Until very recently, NCDs were in the remote background of a global health agenda dominated by infectious and maternal/neonatal ailments in lower- and middle-income countries (LMIC). And in fact, globally deaths from communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional causes dropped from 34% in 1990 to 25% in 2010. At the same time, however, NCDs have continued to increase and today account for almost two-thirds of deaths worldwide. Cardiovascular disease alone is the leading cause of death with 80% of those deaths occurring in LMIC.
Pneumonia is the deadliest disease among children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.2 million children annually. Fortunately, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) can protect susceptible children, preventing against severe forms of pneumococcal diseases—mainly pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis.
On World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP Child Health Team Lead Yehuda Benguigui describes the global effort to curb preventable child death from pneumonia and other early childhood diseases.
My coffee mug says, “I Heart Big Data”, and I’m going to get one made for small data, too. Here’s why.
In Georgia, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. Since 2005, JSI has played an active role in the country to spread awareness about breast cancer, promote the use of early screening diagnostic centers, and help support and scale up the work of breast cancer advocates