What works: Equitable Access to Routine Immunization and Integrated Child Survival Interventions

One in five children in the African region does not receive the vaccines they need, while immunization coverage for Africa has stagnated over the past three years and health systems remain weak. The global health community realizes the Reaching Every District (RED) approach has not been fully implemented in many countries, and did not reach all underserved. It is against this background that a gathering was convened last month to exchange best practices for achieving equitable immunization access in Africa.

How on Earth Can a Remote Ethiopian Health Post Function without Electricity?

In remote regions of Ethiopia, JSI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are working to improve access to essential health services and commodities, including vaccines. Learn more in a new blog by Dr. Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery for the Gates Foundation.

Restoring Confidence in a Challenged Health System: MCSP in Liberia

The 2014 Ebola outbreak badly damaged Liberia’s health system, leaving only 44% of health facilities throughout the country functioning in its wake. In a new blog, The Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Kelly Dale and Rose Macauley explain what is being done to restore confidence among Liberians in the country’s health system.

How to Show that Strengthening Health Systems Saves Lives?

Dr. Arshad Mahmood, Deputy Chief of Party of JSI’s Health System Strengthening Project in Pakistan, has spent the majority of his professional life monitoring and evaluating Pakistan’s health interventions, asking important questions about program impact: Is our program improving health? Is it saving lives? Could this intervention improve health more efficiently and sustainably?

Use of Chlorhexidine to Save Newborn Lives: Making People Aware Through Mass Media

Use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care has been shown to prevent infection. However, JSI’s Leela Khanal explains that implementing chlorhexidine interventions alone may not be enough; communication to providers and mothers can enhance uptake and effectiveness of these interventions to save lives.

Good News for Newborns and Mothers in Nigeria

What has happened for newborns in Nigeria in the past year? Are neonates in Nigeria faring any better or is it all talk and no action? Here are the facts.