According to Uganda’s Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS 2016), 1 in 16 Ugandan children do not live to reach their fifth birthday. Thanks to the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program, health facilities across the cadres are improving services to reduce referral and treatment costs for families by ensuring timely and correct classification and management of children under-five.
Check out the moments that defined another year partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments in pursuit of a world free from new HIV infections.
Read about Yvette’s journey, from youth through her career, and how her interest in health and fascination with Madagascar’s people and natural resources grew.
The state of available data on TB prevalence, programs, and their results differs from place to place. To ensure that data are reliable, all health information systems and studies need means of assessing and ensuring data quality.
AIDSFree has officially launched its newest web resource: the Viral Load (VL) and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Knowledge Base. Both VL testing and EID are essential to achieving 90-90-90 goals at country and global levels. The new resource, developed in consultation with clinicians and experts in logistics and lab management at USAID, serves as a one-stop resource for information on these critical interventions
In 2013, JSI began assessing the quality of the data collected on six key indicators related to HIV by performing data quality assessments at health facilities in Mozambique. These assessments evaluate data collected at the facility level and compare recorded data to data captured at the national level in order to determine discrepancies and improve overall data quality.
Malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges to health and development in many low- and middle-income countries—it contributes to 45 percent of all deaths in children under the age of five. Like any national challenge, sufficient, sustained funding is needed to address this issue.
As we commemorate World Contraception Day 2016, we must note that approximately 225 million women worldwide still lack access to a modern method of contraception. Increasing access to family planning was a premier goal of the Millennium Development Goals, and if we are to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals and the FP2020 goal of reaching 120 million new users of contraception in the world’s poorest 69 countries, we must provide people with readily available contraception.
Finance organizations should encourage a shift to impact investing, where companies have to “opt-out” of making thoughtful, socially-conscious investments rather than having to “opt-in.” Partners such as JSI can provide the insight and on-the-ground presence to make such an investment impactful, sustainable, and when applicable, scalable.
It became increasingly clear as Kristina prepared for the arrival of her son that while training and counseling can provide critical information, it sometimes isn’t enough. A health worker or volunteer often has a fleeting and ephemeral interaction with mothers and while their guidance as professionals is certainly respected, a mother’s relationship with her child is intimately personal. This emotional nuance can be overpowering, making information from friends, family, and peers much more trusted.