Through the ‘My Choice’ project, JSI has partnered with Indonesia’s National Population & Family Planning Board to reinvigorate family planning services to ensure that women across four provinces have consistent access to a variety of contraceptive options.
JSI’s Merce Gasco and Natasha Vartapetova reflect on health disparities, family planning, maternal health, and other key takeaways from the ACOG annual meeting.
JSI worked with twelve publicly-funded family planning sites to increase access to most and moderately effective methods of contraception at these sites. This was accomplished through an eight-month national learning collaborative that included monthly online learning sessions.
In many places around the world, the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women are tenuous at best, and years of progress can be washed away instantly by socio-political changes. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we must remember that preserving—or reclaiming— the dignity of girls and women requires continuous efforts, even when it seems like the battle is already won.
In Myanmar, JSI is helping local and state health workers conduct quality improvement activities to strengthen the supply chain and help ensure the availability of reproductive health supplies at the community level.
At #ICFP, JSI’s Leela Khanal attended an exhibit on women’s health during crisis, which reminded her of the struggles she witnessed among young women in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in her native Nepal.
On December 12, 2015, a coalition of more than 600 global partners marked Universal Health Coverage Day, the three year anniversary of the unanimous adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution that counseled governments to provide universal health coverage (UHC) to their people. Greater numbers of countries are pursuing UHC reforms, and we want these reforms to result in reliable access to high quality reproductive health commodities for all women.
For Universal Health Coverage (UCH) Day, JSI’s Leslie Patykewich underscores the necessity of reproductive health commodity security to realizing UHC.
JSI conducts workshops with key stakeholders to ensure their ability to collect and analyze data and apply it to actionable work plans.
JSI’s Nancy Harris reflects on the progress made at this year’s Implementing Best Practices Consoritum meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.