Building Capacity to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Uganda’s Lango Sub-Region

In Uganda, an estimated 1.6 million births are registered every year. Of those, 30,000 newborns die, along with 5,700 mothers. While the country has made significant strides in improving maternal health over the past few years, nearly all maternal deaths are preventable—so there is more that needs to be done. To address the causes of … Continue reading “Building Capacity to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Uganda’s Lango Sub-Region”

A Ugandan Community Identifies and Addresses its Own Challenges to Protect Children from Disease

MCSP has helped to build the capacity of health personnel to manage and deliver routine immunization services in more than 400 health facilities across 11 districts in Uganda.

Tanzania Deploys the Most Advanced Health Information Exchange in sub-Saharan Africa

Supported by the Maternal and Child Survival Program and JSI, the Tanzania National Health Information Exchange (TzHIE) ensures that information and data needed for policy development and the delivery of health care is readily available and used.

AIDSFree Helps Young Kenyan Mothers—and Their Communities—Take Pride in Parenthood

The AIDSFree project, implemented by JSI and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, designed a program to help pregnant girls, adolescent mothers overcome barriers to education and employment.

You Can’t Treat What You Don’t See: Valuing Child Health Data Collection in Mozambique

A lack of routine data to assess child health interventions has remained a stubborn obstacle to better care in Mozambique. MCSP’s introduction of a new child health registration book is changing that by ensuring the availability of quality child health data to support decision making.

Building Healthy Cities Partner Shares How It Became India’s Cleanest City

City planners and others from Makassar traveled to Indore–the largest city in India’s Madhya Pradesh province–to learn about the city’s progress towards improving the health and well being of their citizens.

Key Takeaways for Maternal Health from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2018 Annual Meeting

JSI’s Merce Gasco and Natasha Vartapetova reflect on health disparities, family planning, maternal health, and other key takeaways from the ACOG annual meeting.

If You Build It, They Will Come: Strengthening Liberia’s Health Infrastructure

“Restoration of Health Services” made infrastructure improvements at 48 health care facilities in three counties in Liberia. Improvements included triage buildings, incinerators, potable hand-dug wells, latrines, and pits dedicated to disposal of specific types of waste. Today, health workers and patients can help to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases for the entire community.

Voices of Public Health Podcast – How Does Strengthening a Health System Save Lives?: Dr. Nabeela Ali

In this episode, you will hear from Dr. Nabeela Ali, JSI Country Representative for Pakistan. She spoke to JSI Technical Advisor, Nancy Brady about the results that the JSI-implemented Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program had. Through this, she explains how strengthening a health system saves lives.