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  • Country Experiences with Home-Based Records: Results from Africa Respondents
    2017 - A survey of 25 multiple-choice questions was sent via email to over 150 country immunization program managers as well as WHO and UNICEF immunization focal points. This briefer outlines and analyzes the results from the 26 responses received from 18 countries in Africa. The purpose of the survey was to ...
  • Data Triangulation: Use of Health Facility Immunization Reporting Tools
    September, 2017 - Immunization reporting tools vary between countries, but typically various paper-based tools are used at health facilities. The data collected from each tool provides important information for individual child tracking as well as for numbers vaccinated and calculating percentage coverage and drop-outs. When used together and data entries are up-to-date across ...
  • Essential Newborn Care Corps Process Documentation, Round One
    October, 2015 - Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality and neonatal mortality rates in the world with 1033 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, and 30 stillbirths and 49 neonatal deaths per 1000 births. A contributing factor is poor care at delivery, with less than half of deliveries attended by ...
  • Ethiopia Data Use Partnership Co-Creation Workshop Report
    January, 2018 - The Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (DUP) is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded collaborative endeavor of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and a JSI-led consortium currently includes: Regenstrief Institute, University of Gondar, and Gobee Group. The DUP aims to improve the collection and use of high-quality routine information in ...
  • Ethiopia Data Use Partnership Overview
    October, 2017 - This document provides an introduction and overview to the Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (DUP), which works to provide effective technical and financial support while galvanizing additional commitments to strengthen the national health information system. Download (PDF, 1.05 MB) ...
  • Ethiopia’s Integrated Electronic Regulatory Systems: Building the Foundation for End-to-End Medicine Traceability
    October, 2017 - JSI is developing and implementing a new, fully integrated open-source electronic regulatory information system (ERIS) that will enable end-to-end pharmaceutical supply chain visibility in Ethiopia. This brief outlines how we've partnered with the Food Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority and the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency to modernize ...
  • Every Woman Every Child 2020 Commitments - JSI's 2016 Progress Report
    May, 2017 - In 2015, JSI made a five-year commitment to scale-up activities on immunization, maternal, newborn and child health, logistics services, nutrition, and HMIS in 10 countries worldwide, while training over 20,000 health workers by 2020. This pamphlet documents JSI's progress in 2016 toward this commitment. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 9.40 MB) ...
  • Focusing on the Hard-to-Reach: Lessons Learned from Social Behavior Change Communication Activities for Chlorhexidine in Nepal
    December, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This brief highlights ...
  • Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
    April, 2017 - Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for achieving, monitoring, and sustaining vaccination coverage but have often been underutilized in national immunization programs. Over the years, many countries have used a traditional format that may not be easy for health workers to complete accurately and legibly or for caregivers/parents to ...
  • Human-Centered Design at JSI
    December, 2017 - As global health challenges evolve and new technologies emerge, public health solutions and the way we capture their effects, must be creative, data-led, and most importantly, people-focused. JSI is a recognized leader in designing and implementing public health programs domestically and abroad. At the heart of our work is human-centered ...
  • Improving Availability and Use of Immunization HBRs
    June, 2017 - These slides were developed and presented at a joint meeting of the Family Planning & Immunization Integration Working Group to show the importance of improving availability and use of immunization home-based records and linkages with integrated home-based records. Country-specific experiences including lessons from the field, survey results and challenges to ...
  • Improving Community Health Services in the Post-Ebola Context
    2017 - The Ebola epidemic had a devastating effect on Sierra Leone’s already struggling health facilities. In support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation 2015–2020 Health Sector Recovery Plan, the Advancing Partners & Communities project strengthened critical health services in local communities, with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child ...
  • Improving the Availability and Use of Home-Based Records: Challenges and Lessons Learned
    September, 2017 - These slides were presented at the annual WHO-sponsored EPI (immunization program) Managers' Meeting in Accra, Ghana on improving the availability and use of home-based records. The presentation highlights challenges and lessons learned from country experiences in the field, including suggestions for improvement. Specific home-based record revision experiences include: Nigeria, Liberia, ...
  • Installation Guidelines: PipeLine 4.0
    2017 - The Pipeline Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (PipeLine) was designed to help program managers monitor the status of their product pipelines and product procurement plans. PipeLine provides information needed to ensure the regular and consistent stock of products at the program or national level. Consistency of stock is the first ...
  • JSI in Sierra Leone - Building a Resilient Sierra Leone
    November, 2017 - This brochure highlights JSI's work in Sierra Leone. Since 2000, JSI has leveraged its commitment and expertise in public health to assist the Sierra Leone government in strengthening the health system and meeting people’s needs. Featured are highlights from post-Ebola health system strengthening, including approaches too rebuilding community trust in ...
  • Life After Ebola: Mothers Return to Health Facilities in Sierra Leone
    2017 - The USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities project supported the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Post-Ebola Recovery Plan through capacity building for health care workers and renovation of water sanitation and hygiene and infection prevention and control structures. This photo essay shows the George Brook Community Health Center in ...
  • Nepal as a Global Leader in the Use and Scale Up of Chlorhexidine
    December, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. As Nepal was the ...
  • Post-Ebola Recovery: Strengthening Primary and Community Health Services
    June, 2017 - Between May 2014 and January 2016, Sierra Leone was impacted by the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. The outbreak exposed critical gaps within the country’s health system, revealing the need to strengthen health services to prevent future outbreaks. To begin the country’s recovery, Sierra Leone launched the Health Sector ...
  • Protecting the Most Vulnerable: The Challenge of Urban Immunization
    2016 - By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be urban dwellers, with 90% of this increase occurring in Africa and Asia in cities with fewer than 1,000,000 people. As urban populations continue to grow, the global community must rethink current approaches to immunization to meet the unique needs of the ...
  • Public Health Supply Chain Management @ JSI
    2017 - Strong supply chains save lives. The JSI health logistics practice draws inspiration from this motto because we are committed to improving the lives of people and communities worldwide. This brochure highlights JSI's supply chain expertise and experience. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 1.92 MB) ...
  • Quantification des produits de santé: Un guide pour estimer et planifier l'approvisionnement des achats (Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement - 2014 update)
    2014 - Ce guide pour la quantification des produits de santé aidera les conseillers techniques, les responsables de programme, les directeurs d'entrepôt, les agents d'approvisionnement et les fournisseurs de services dans (1) l'estimation des besoins et des coûts totaux des produits pour une mise en oeuvre rèussie des stratègies et des objectifs ...
  • Quantification of Health Commodities (2017)
    February, 2017 - This updated guide to quantification of health commodities will assist technical advisors, program managers, warehouse managers, procurement officers, and service providers in estimating the total commodity needs and costs to support successful implementation of national health program strategies and goals, identifying the funding needs and gaps for procuring the required ...
  • Quantification of Health Commodities: DMPA-SC Companion Guide
    May, 2017 - This quantification guide specific to subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC), a new injectable contraceptive, aims to help family planning program managers, supply chain/logistics managers, and procurement officers confront the significant challenges in estimating and planning for commodity needs as programs introduce and integrate provision of DMPA-SC. Available in English and French. Please ...
  • Quick Reference for Determining Orders for DMPA-SC
    January, 2018 - This quick reference summarizes the recommendations from Quantification of Health Commodities: DMPA-SC Companion Guide into an easy-to-use checklist. Family planning quantification teams and program managers can use this checklist as a quick reference guide during quantification exercises including DMPA-SC, and to validate their quantification methodology before placing DMPA-SC orders. JSI, ...
  • Reaching Every Newborn with Chlorhexidine in Nepal
    December, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This brief highlights JSI/CNCP's ...
  • Rebuilding Trust in Health Services: Engaging Communities through Facility Management Committees
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s community engagement strategy to help Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation strengthen health systems and structures. The strategy focuses on building the capacity of facility management committees. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 2.86 MB) ...
  • Rehabilitating Peripheral Health Units to Save Lives
    2017 - Clean water and sanitation, the sixth sustainable development goal indicator, is poor in Sierra Leone. The Advancing Partners & Communities project supported the completion and printing of the 2017 Ministry of Health and Sanitation Standards & Guidelines for WASH Services in Health Facilities in Sierra Leone which set the standard ...
  • SPRING Farmer Nutrition Schools: Multi-Sectoral Action, Durable Results
    September, 2017 - SPRING pioneered the farmer nutrition school approach in Bangladesh by innovatively combining the proven “farmer field school” and “essential nutrition actions” methods. Farmer nutrition schools enabled pregnant and lactating women and mothers with children under two to adopt improved nutrition and hygiene practices, and to improve production and consumption of ...
  • SPRING/Bangladesh Final Country Report
    July, 2017 - SPRING/Bangladesh implemented an innovative, scalable, and sustainable community-based, multi-channel, integrated nutrition program between April 2012 and June 2017. During this five-year period, the project reached more than 125,000 pregnant and lactating women and their children through its farmer nutrition schools (FNS) approach, and nearly 6,500 FNS were established over this ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Engaging Communities to Improve Nutrition through the 1,000-Day Household Approach
    September, 2017 - SPRING’s work in Ghana (2014–2017) aimed to improve the health of 1,000-day households with pregnant women and/or children under 2 years of age. Using evidence-based practices, SPRING developed a multi-sectoral program to reduce stunting and anemia in 15 districts of the Upper East and Northern regions of Ghana. The project ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition
    August, 2017 - SPRING’s “WASH 1,000” strategy promotes focused, evidence-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices to eliminate common fecal-oral contamination pathways in children during the first 1,000 days after birth. The strategy takes an integrated, multi-sectoral approach, simultaneously delivering products, services, and information to households with pregnant and lactating women and those ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Helping Health Workers and Caregivers Improve Nutrition through Multi-sectoral Programming
    August, 2017 - The leading causes of stunting and anemia are poor diets, especially low dietary diversity, and poor sanitation infrastructure and practices that lead to intestinal infections, which interfere with achieving and sustaining nutrition gains. To combat these problems, we identified behaviors across the nutrition, WASH, and agriculture sectors that—when synthesized into ...
  • SPRING/Sierra Leone: Entry Points for Nutrition in Feed the Future Value Chains
    June, 2017 - In February 2017, SPRING used rapid appraisal techniques to explore how value chains can be supported and leveraged to contribute to improvements nutrition for women and children in the first 1,000 days from pregnancy through two years of age (a critical window of opportunity). Specifically, we analyzed how each of ...
  • SPRING: Six Key Actions to Reduce Anemia
    September, 2017 - Anemia is a widespread public health problem that few countries have been able to reduce in compliance with World Health Assembly goals. Anemia is characterized by a low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood and results in poor health and decreased economic development. For expectant mothers, serious maternal anemia increases ...
  • Scaling-Up the Use of Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care: Nepal’s Experience
    November, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), provided technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This brief documents ...
  • Stock Management for Home-Based Records: Ensuring timely availability for every person/child
    October, 2017 - Immunization cards (HBR) are an important reporting tool worldwide for recording and tracking individuals' vaccination status. Countries face challenges with ensuring that children/parents receive and retain their vaccination cards- due to lack of card stock management and often lack of guidance on assuring their availability in use. This document outlines ...
  • Strengthening Tuberculosis Service Delivery in India
    November, 2017 - Seven countries account for 64% of new tuberculosis (TB) cases with India leading the way. In addition, each year there are a “missing million TB patients” in India who either remain undetected or are misdiagnosed. JSI India contributes to the national TB response as a partner on several tuberculosis strengthening ...
  • Strengthening the Health Workforce in Sierra Leone
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s concept, context, and process for health capacity building, in support of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s vision for strengthening the health workforce. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 19.40 MB) ...
  • Supply Chain Costing Tool
    September, 2013 - The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has designed the Supply Chain Costing tool to support the implementation of public health supply chain costing exercises. Based in Excel, the software tool greatly facilitates data collection, analysis, and report generation of a supply chain costing exercise. Please also see the Supply Chain Costing ...
  • Supporting Sierra Leone’s Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project concept, context, and process for improving community health systems in Sierra Leone through the adoption and roll-out of the National Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020. JSI, 2017. ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Malaria Task Order 7 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7, which ran from March 2011 to February 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Malaria Task Order 7 October 2015 to September 2016
    November, 2016 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7, from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016. The project works to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 4 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 4, from October 1, 2010–February 28, 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ownership for ...
  • Use of Chlorhexidine for Cord Care: Social Behavior Change Communication Experience from Nepal
    August, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This report shares ...
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Guide to Safer Health Care Waste Management Practices - Program Management Guide
    2016 - This guide aims to inform USAID implementing partners on proper procedures to ensure that waste is handled and managed in such a way to minimize adverse effects on human health or the environment. The specific objectives of this plan are to: • Protect human health by reducing exposure of employees, ...
  • Zambia Total Market Approach (TMA) Landscape Assessment: Contraceptives and Condoms
    2017 - In January 2017, the USAID DISCOVER-Health Project conducted a landscape analysis to understand the potential challenges and opportunities for implementing a total market approach (TMA) for condoms and contraceptives in Zambia. This landscape assessment prioritized condoms, oral contraceptives, and injectables to respond to emerging market opportunities for these product categories. ...
  • eLMIS: A Supply Chain Becomes a Lifeline
    October, 2017 - In Zambia, the AIDSFree-supported launch of the electronic Logistics Management Information System has streamlined commodities management; enabled better, faster, and more accurate reporting of supply chain data; and reduced stockouts of health commodities at facilities. JSI/AIDSFree Project, 2017. Download (PDF, 1.09 MB) ...