Bringing Communities and Health Workers Together to Expand Immunization Coverage

April 24-30 is World Immunization Week. Mike Favin and Rebecca Fields of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) explain how the project is promoting community participation to increase immunization rates using the “My Village, My Home” tool.

On the Front Lines of Immunization: A Nurse Midwife and a Low-Cost, Paper Tool Helped Achieve 93% Vaccine Coverage in Rural India

An effective tool in the hands of the right person can make all the difference in the world. ¬†Such is the case in Chandradeepa*, a remote village in northern India, where a simple tool helps motivate parents to ensure their children are immunized against common diseases that can cripple and kill. As an auxiliary nurse … Continue reading “On the Front Lines of Immunization: A Nurse Midwife and a Low-Cost, Paper Tool Helped Achieve 93% Vaccine Coverage in Rural India”

You Can’t Save Lives if You Don’t Fight Pneumonia

For many problems in global health, we struggle to know the solutions.Pneumonia is not one of them. On World Pneumonia Day 2014, JSI’s Robert Steinglass blogs about the way forward to eliminating preventable death from pneumonia, currently the #1 infectious killer of children under five years old.

When tried and true strategies fall short: Adapting interventions for a new era in the global fight against HIV

In the last 10 years, great strides have been made in the global fight against HIV. However, to achieve further success, the successful strategies of the past must be altered.