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  • A License for Quality Creating the Sindh Health Care Commission
    2017 - In 2015, the government of Sindh asked the HSS Component to help establish a Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) by strengthening staff capacity and technical skills to design and implement an effective regulatory framework. The HSS Component helped the government of Sindh accomplish the following: 1) Codified SHCC Governance Structure ...
  • Bangladesh: Final Country Report, SPRING Project
    June, 2017 - This document highlights the five years of the SPRING Project in Bangladesh. SPRING 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 (PLW) and their children through its ...
  • 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 Nutrition Actions (ENA) Key Practices: Action Plan Brochure
    December, 2016 - Communicating the most accurate information is key to the health and nutrition of mothers, expectant mothers, and young infants. This brochure,developed for use in Ghana, can be useful for healthcare practitioners advising mothers on the best practices for breastfeeding and managing the dietary and nutritional needs of themselves and their ...
  • 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) ...
  • Fighting Endemic Avian Influenza in Indonesia’s Poultry
    November, 2009 - This success story details the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT's efforts to stop the spread of avian influenza (AI) in Indonesia, where over the last five years, AI has spread to 31 of the country’s 33 provinces and has caused approximately 10 million known poultry deaths a year. JSI / USAID ...
  • From Passive To Active Agents of Change Fostering a Paradigm Shift in the District Planning Culture in Sindh Province Pakistan
    2017 - District health and population management teams (DHPMT) are key district-level decision-making bodies. The Health System Strengthening Component (HSS Component) of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program revitalized DHPMTs in all 23 intervention districts in Sindh Province. The revitalization has facilitated district-level coordination and decision-making and strengthening fiscal and operational planning ...
  • Gavi-NVI JSI Technical Assistance Final Report - Niger
    May, 2016 - In 2013 Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, engaged JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. to provide technical assistance to the Government of Niger for its national rotavirus vaccine introduction and to also a pilot introduction of the HPV vaccine in two districts. JSI also provided support to the introduction of the ...
  • Generating Data to Strengthen the Health System - Sindh Health Facility Assessment
    2017 - Health facility assessments are increasingly used to measure functionality and readiness. In Sindh, the health system faces multiple challenges, including aging infrastructure, deficient human resources, and insufficient quantities of essential medicines, supplies, and equipment. While the Government of Sindh is committed to implementing a reforms agenda through the Sindh Health ...
  • Heartfile Health Financing Providing Access to Life-saving Health Care for Pakistan
    2017 - Globally, more than 100 million people become impoverished and a further 150 million face severe financial hardship as a result of health care payments.This is a critical barrier to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), a central pillar of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Agenda 2030. Heartfile Health Financing (HHF) is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • JSI Gavi New Vaccine Introduction Technical Assistance Final Report - Madagascar
    May, 2016 - JSI’s Gavi-New Vaccine Introduction (NVI) Project provided in-depth support to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) for new vaccine introductions. JSI supported the national roll-out of the rotavirus vaccine, the pilot introduction of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in two districts, as well as the MoPH’s application to Gavi ...
  • JSI Gavi New Vaccine Introduction Technical Assistance Final Report - South Sudan
    May, 2016 - JSI’s Gavi-New Vaccine Introduction (NVI) Project provided in-depth support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for new vaccine introductions. From September 2013 through February 2015, JSI provided technical assistance to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) of the South Sudan MOH to support the preparatory activities for the vaccine, its ...
  • Lessons Learned: HPV Introduction in Niger
    March, 2016 - With assistance from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) the Government of Niger conducted a pilot introduction of the HPV vaccine, beginning in 2013. The objective of the was to demonstrate in at least two districts (one rural and one urban) the capacity to vaccinate at least 50% of young girls ...
  • Lessons Learned: HPV Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar
    March, 2016 - In 2013 Madagascar began its pilot introduction of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, using an introduction grant and vaccines supplied by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). The pilot was carried out in two districts—Toamasina I (urban) and Soaviandriana (rural)—over a two-year period. Throughout the first phase of the introduction, ...
  • Lessons Learned: Pentavalent Vaccine Introduction South Sudan
    March, 2016 - As part of the Government of South Sudan’s efforts toward Millennium Development Goal 4 and per the country’s immunization multi-year plan (cMYP) for 2012-2016, the pentavalent vaccine (DPT-HepB-Hib) was introduced into the routine immunization system in July 2014, replacing the trivalent DPT vaccine. Historically, DPT-3 vaccination has been used as ...
  • Lessons Learned: Rotavirus & PCV Vaccine Introduction in Niger
    March, 2016 - The Republic of Niger’s comprehensive multi-year plan 2011-2015 proposed adding three new vaccines into its routine immunization system—the nationwide introductions of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and rotavirus vaccine, and a demonstration project of human papilloma virus vaccine (HPV) in two districts (urban and rural). Following the submission of its country ...
  • Lessons Learned: Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar
    March, 2016 - Diarrheal diseases are the third leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age in Madagascar. To address this public health threat, the country applied to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and received approval to introduce rotavirus vaccine, which was launched in May 2014. This vaccine, in addition to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Live, Learn and Play Final Performance Evaluation Report
    July, 2016 - This final evaluation highlights the performance and activities of the Live, Learn and Play (LLP) pilot activity after two years of implementation. This unique public-private partnership (PPP) between the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) and USAID/Washington offers substantial opportunities for examination in terms of lessons learned—not only for “sport for ...
  • Pandemic Influenza A H1N1: Vaccination Campaigns to Protect the Most Vulnerable Populations in Togo
    December, 2010 - During two countrywide vaccination campaigns, Togo's MOH immunized 10 percent of its most at-risk populations. Togo is one of 40 countries conducting a national H1N1 immunization campaign in collaboration with WHO and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. JSI/ USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2010. Download (PDF, 183 KB) ...
  • 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 ...
  • RING - Strengthening the Enabling Environment for a Multisectoral Response to Undernutrition
    December, 2016 - The implementation approach of the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project works with the active participation of the Government of Ghana. The goal of this collaboration is to build resilient systems that are better prepared to identify and address nutrition and livelihoods needs. This webinar presentation outlines the foundations of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Scaling Up Chlorhexidine in Pakistan: A game changer for saving newborn lives
    2017 - Although CHX had been added to the essential drug list, the lack of coordination between implementing partners and non-existent standard guidelines and protocols has resulted in fragmented CHX delivery in Pakistan. This fragmentation prohibited possibilities for scale-up, as implementing partners were using different drug protocols and often working in silos. ...
  • 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 Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health in India
    January, 2017 - Since the late 1980s, JSI has provided extensive technical support to India’s national, state, and local public health initiatives. In 2013, we deepened our commitment to India by forming John Snow India Private Limited (JSI India), a subsidiary of John Snow, Inc., registered in India, and in 2014, we incorporated ...
  • 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) ...
  • Strong Management Stronger Health System Strenghtening the Management and Coordination Continuum
    2017 - In 2010 Pakistan decentralized the health system, passing many management functions to the provincial level. Decentralization is widely accepted as a step toward a more efficient and responsive health system. In Pakistan however, supervision, coordination, and communication mechanisms at both the provincial and district levels must be established to ensure ...
  • Strong Systems Save Lives: Health Systems Strengthening in Pictures
    2017 - The Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program worked to strengthen the Government of Pakistan’s health system, with a particular focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Sindh province. This photo book highlights the work and results of the project, including data management, ...
  • 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. ...
  • The Risk Assessment and Control Decision Support Tool (TRAC_DST)
    2013 - TRAC_DST is a macro-driven, Excel-based database, visualization, and decision analysis tool developed to aid risk evaluation generation of risk treatment options, and risk performance monitoring in global and public health supply chains. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (XLS, 8.08 MB) ...
  • The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Supports Avian Influenza Containment Efforts in Bangladesh
    May, 2009 - In preparation for THE 2009 avian influenza (AI) season, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT shipped 200 pails of Virkon (a disinfectant effective against AI) to Bangladesh and supported the timely utilization of the disinfectant in 42 live bird markets in the Dhaka area. Working closely with the Department of Livestock ...
  • Timor Leste Health Improvement Project Final Report
    December, 2015 - This final report presents the activities and accomplishments of the Timor Leste Health Improvement Project. The vision of the project was to help develop a comprehensive, well-managed health service delivery system that improves the health of families, women, men, and children to be shared by all. The report resents results ...
  • 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 ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 5 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 5, which ran from September 2010 to February 2017. The objective of the task order was to improve the provision of condoms, contraceptives, and other essential public health supplies to USAID-supported programs by achieving a ...
  • USAID Launches First Avian Influenza Regional Distribution Center in Thailand
    February, 2009 - Press release announcing launch of Avian Influenza Regional Distribution Center in Thailand. Funded by the Avian and Pandemic Influenza Unit at USAID, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and its sub-partners procure, distribute, and track a variety of avian influenza commodities. JSI/ USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2009. Download (PDF, 407 KB) ...
  • Using Reality Check and PipeLine for Contraceptive Forecasting and Supply Planning Technical Brief
    August, 2016 - This technical brief provides an overview and comparison of two important tools that can be used together to support a national contraceptive quantification exercise—Reality Check and PipeLine. It also provides information on how Reality Check can be used outside the quantification process to help programs set realistic family planning program ...
  • Vaccines For All Improving Routine Immunization in Sindh Province Using A Health Systems-based
    2017 - Recognizing the challenges to improving the performance of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the province, the Government of Sindh’s Department of Health (DOH) requested technical support from the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health program team to conduct an EPI pilot in the four ...
  • Web-based Dashboard, Sindh: A Key Intervention to Strengthen Health Systems
    2017 - The Sindh Department of Health requested the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program to provide technical assistance to develop an integrated, online, interactive MIS dashboard. This dashboard was envisaged to link data from all vertical service delivery programs, including national, provincial, and district levels health ...
  • Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan
    2012 - These PowerPoint slides will help facilitators teach: 1) the basic concepts of supply chain risk management 2) how to evaluate and prioritize risks 3) how to develop potential strategies to handle each risk. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (PPTX, 164 KB) ...