Updated standards for adult immunization coincide with the ‘Making This the Decade of Adult Immunization’ conference

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.

Using GPS data to DELIVER health products to people faster

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.

A tough road to build a healthy nation

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.

A lesson in holistic care: What I learned from working with transgender women and health providers in the LAC region

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”

NCDs: Learning from the Experience in High Income Countries

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).

NCDs: Their Path Towards Global Dominance

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.

MCHIP plays key role introducing lifesaving vaccine in nine African countries

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.

Two big challenges to prevent under-five deaths from pneumonia: Care seeking and treatment compliance

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.

Addressing breast cancer in the country of Georgia: Promoting screening and fighting stigma

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