APC Community Health Work in Benin Touches the Hearts of the Local People

On May 23rd, JSI’s Advancing Partners & Communities hosted a closing event to celebrate its success Benin. Since 2012, the program has helped roll out a package of high-impact primary health care interventions and expand access to injectable contraception at the community level in 10 USAID priority health zones.

The Buzz on Data: Reflections from ICT4D 2019

The 2019 ICT4D Conference brought together practitioners, ministry officials, and technology implementers for 3 days of discussion and workshops on innovations in using technology for development. In this blog, JSI’s Lisa Kowalski reflects on learnings revolving around one of the key conference themes: data.

Data-driven approach leads to an increase in VMMC uptake

The USAID-funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project promotes and facilitates voluntary medical male circumcision as part of its comprehensive HIV-prevention strategy.

Empowering Africas Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge

On May 7, 2019, DREAMS Innovation Challenge held their closing event, Empowering Africa’s Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. The occasion celebrated the transformative impact of this initiative on the lives of over 160,000 adolescent girls and young women across ten countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tobacco Manufacturers Are Back with a Vengeance

Big tobacco companies have made a vigorous come-back by muscling their way into the e-cigarette market. We must return to the proven tobacco control strategies of counter-advertising, taxation, and bans on e-cigarette use in public spaces, as well as new tactics like collaborating with social media companies to combat the glamorization of any form of tobacco or nicotine use.

Cheshire Medical Center Successfully Evacuates Hospital After JSI-Led Coalition Surge Test

Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH, successfully evacuated 47 patients in response to a boiler failure days after completing a Coalition Surge Test led by JSI.

A New and Convenient Way for Ugandan Women to Control their Fertility Saves Time for Community Health Workers

In July 2018, 70 village health team (VHT) members and 12 health workers in Uganda were trained to teach clients to self-inject subcutaneously administered depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) through the JSI led Advancing Partners & Communities Project.

Peer learning and leadership strengthening help global south achieve health goals

Despite the demonstrated benefits of peer learning in the global south, rarely had the approach been applied in Africa. In October 2018, JSI led an initiative to foster technical leadership through inter-country peer-to-peer exchange in sub-Saharan Africa.