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  • 'Treat All' Policy in Ghana: Laboratory Costs Dynamics on Key Populations
    December, 2017 - This presentation looks at the 'Treat All' policy in Ghana which was adopted to ensure that every person testing HIV positive will be immediately initiated onto ART regardless of their CD4 count. It highlights the issues faced and lessons learned and outlines the next steps in implementing the policy. JSI/The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Care Community Hub Baseline Report
    March, 2015 - Although Ghana has experienced significant declines in maternal mortality and under-five mortality, the country must increase their rate of improvement to reach their SDG. To do so, Ghana has made efforts to strengthen human resources for health (HRH), an essential approach to lowering mortality levels and attaining established health related ...
  • Care Community Hub Process Documentation Findings, Round One
    March, 2015 - This slidedoc presents findings from Round Two of the process documentation (PD) conducted from July to August 2015, in conjunction with monitoring data and an overview of Care Community Hub (CCH) program implementation conducted as part of the Innovations project. The Care Community Hub (CCH) was part of Innovations for ...
  • Care Community Hub Process Documentation Findings, Round Two
    October, 2015 - This slidedoc presents findings from Round Two of the process documentation (PD) conducted from July to August 2015, in conjunction with monitoring data and an overview of Care Community Hub (CCH) program implementation conducted as part of the Innovations project. The Care Community Hub (CCH) was part of Innovations for ...
  • Care Community Hub Project Evaluation Findings
    November, 2016 - Few evaluation studies have sought to understand the effectiveness of using a mobile platform to improve health worker motivation. This project evaluation slidedoc seeks to understand the effect of the Care Community Hub (CCH) project on community health nurses' (CHNs) motivation in the project areas, examining the pathways through which ...
  • Community Benefits Health Baseline Report
    July, 2014 - Despite improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Ghana over the last 20 years, maternal and under-five mortality remain high and the country may fall short of meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. To accelerate improvements in maternal and child health, the government has prioritized three ...
  • Community Benefits Health Process Documentation Findings, Round One
    March, 2015 - Despite improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Ghana over the last twenty years, maternal and under five mortality remain high and the country may fall short of meeting the SDG targets. To accelerate improvements in maternal and child health, the government has prioritized three areas of intervention: ...
  • Community Benefits Health Process Documentation Findings, Round Two
    August, 2015 - Despite improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Ghana over the last 20 years, maternal and under five mortality remain high and the country may fall short of meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. In order to accelerate improvements in maternal and child health, the government ...
  • 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 ...
  • Early Infant Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention: A Gateway for Fathers to Receive HIV Testing in Iringa Region, Tanzania
    December, 2017 - Early infant male circumcision provides an opportunity to bring fathers—who culturally are involved in the decision around the circumcision of their sons—into health services and offer them the benefit of HIV testing. This presentation gives an overview of the implementation and effects of using this strategy in Tanzania. AIDSFree, 2017. ...
  • Engaging Government Agriculture Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level
    March, 2017 - High-impact nutrition practices cannot be adopted and sustained by a given population simply by increasing knowledge or awareness. Many complex and contextual factors influence everyday decisions to consider, try, adopt and/or reject, and ultimately internalize and sustain a given behavior. The SPRING project in Bangladesh partners with government health and ...
  • Engaging Government Health Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level - A Retrospective Analysis from Bangladesh
    September, 2016 - Evidence shows that populations do not adopt and sustain high-impact nutrition and hygiene practices solely as a result of increased knowledge and awareness (Bhutta et al. 2008 and Bhutta et al. 2013). Social science research has proven that many complex and contextual factors influence everyday decisions to consider, test, adopt, ...
  • Engaging Key Populations Through Peer Navigation: An Effective Strategy for Contributing to the 90-90-90 Fast-Track Targets
    December, 2017 - Ghana faces numerous hurdles in providing tailored HIV services to key populations (KPs) since there are different segments of KPs. This presentation highlights the integrated and innovative approaches that are being used to reach the different typologies of KPs. JSI/ the Care Continuum Project, 2017. Download (PDF, 904 KB) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Essential Newborn Care Corps Process Documentation, Round Two
    May, 2016 - 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 ...
  • Essential Newborn Care Corps Project Evaluation Findings
    November, 2016 - 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? Afghanistan
    2016 - Information on the services that community health workers (CHW) provide is necessary to advocate for change in training, management, and supervision systems related to the delivery of nutrition services by CHWs, but the diversity and magnitude of community health programs in a country can make it hard to find. In ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? Haiti
    2016 - Information on the services that community health workers (CHW) provide is necessary to advocate for change in training, management, and supervision systems related to the delivery of nutrition services by CHWs, but the diversity and magnitude of community health programs in a country can make it hard to find. In ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? India
    2016 - Information on the services that community health workers (CHW) provide is necessary to advocate for change in training, management, and supervision systems related to the delivery of nutrition services by CHWs, but the diversity and magnitude of community health programs in a country can make it hard to find. In ...
  • How one project created a complex electronic beneficiary registration and distribution system using off-the-shelf tools
    December, 2016 - Managing beneficiary registration and verification as well as tracking cash and mobile money distributions requires a complex set of workflows. This presentation is useful for health practitioners who aim to utilize existing tools and resources to develop an integrated operational/logistical and management information system. Leona Rosenblum, JSI. 2016. Download (PDF, ...
  • Impact of Electronic Information Systems on HIV Service Delivery in Zambia
    December, 2017 - This presentation outlines the impact of electronic information systems on HIV service delivery in Zambia. JSI/AIDSFree, 2017. Download (PDF, 623 KB) ...
  • 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, ...
  • JSI Nutrition
    2017 - This brochure highlights JSI's work in nutrition, which spans the human lifecycle. JSI works across the continuum of care and through multi-sector engagement to improve nutrition outcomes around the world. This brochure highlights JSI's work in capacity building, community engagement, implementation and integration, and also provides project highlights. JSI, 2017. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Let's Talk! Capacitating Multi-Sectoral AIDS Committees to Give Voice to Most Vulnerable Children and People Living with HIV in Tanzania
    December, 2017 - This presentation highlights the work that JSI's USAID-funded Community Health and Social Welfare System Strengthening Program (CHSSP) is doing, in collaboration with the government of Tanzania, to revitalize multi-sectoral AIDS committees that are tasked with facilitating coordination and community participation in the HIV and AIDS response. JSI/CHSSP, 2017. Download (PDF, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maker Movement for Maternal Newborn and Child Health Process Documentation Findings
    May, 2016 - Maternal mortality in Kenya decreased from 687 to 510 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2015, a 26% reduction far short of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of 75% reduction by 2015. Although no longer current, the MDG target was an important goal during the lifetime of ...
  • Pediatric HIV Champions in Action: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Pediatric Referrals and Care in an Urban Informal Settlement
    December, 2017 - This presentation highlights the AIDSFree Project's efforts to expand pediatric HIV services in Nairobi, Kenya through a community-based approach. JSI/AIDSFree, 2017. Download (PDF, 1.91 MB) ...
  • Peer Education Program to Reduce Tuberculosis and HIV Risks in Tanzania Prisons: Pocket Guide for Peer Educators
    August, 2017 - This guide provides peer educators with activities and information necessary to deliver training on HIV and TB to inmates and prison staff. The objectives of this program are to encourage behavior change among inmates and prison staff to reduce the risk of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) by educating them about ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • Reducing Malnutrition through Farmer Nutrition Schools: Key Elements for Implementation Based on the SPRING Experience in Bangladesh
    August, 2016 - Farmer nutrition schools (FNS) improve food security, empower women, and create social and behavior change for better nutrition. In early 2012, the USAID asked the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project to develop an approach for improving nutrition and food security that could be quickly scaled ...
  • 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: Assessment of SPRING-supported Implementation of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Nigeria
    March, 2017 - Undernutrition affects all income levels and geographic zones of Nigeria. In the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey in Nigeria, 37 percent of children under 5 years old were stunted, 29 percent were underweight, and 18 percent were wasted (National Population Commission and ICF International 2014). Stunting, or low height for ...
  • SPRING: The Father Factor - How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger
    May, 2017 - Previous studies that explored interventions aimed at improving maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) behaviors primarily focused on the mothers of young children. Interest is growing in understanding how nutrition practices can be supported by involving other household members who provide social support and influence these practices, specifically mothers-in-law ...
  • SPRING: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Results from SPRING/Bangladesh’s Farmer Nutrition Schools
    April, 2017 - SSPRING/Bangladesh implements a multichannel integrated approach to tackling malnutrition along the nation’s coastal belt using both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. With the Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions (ENA/EHA) as the technical foundation of its work, SPRING/Bangladesh has developed a variety of interventions, grounded in existing evidence-based approaches, to ...
  • Situation of Routine Immunization in Urban Poor Areas of Kisumu City, Kenya
    November, 2017 - In Kenya, according to a 2013 assessment, approximately 353,000 people are unimmunized,1 and DPT3 coverage in the poorest wealth quintile is 10% lower than in the highest quintile. A situation analysis of routine immunization (RI) in Kisumu City was conducted to assess the immunization status of children, and to understand ...
  • 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 Access to Mental Health Services in Sierra Leone
    December, 2017 - This technical brief highlights the work of JSI's Advancing Partners & Communities project's work in Sierra Leone strengthening mental health services, with a particular focus on Ebola survivors. The brief outline's JSI's interventions at the various levels of the health care system - community, primary health care, hospital, and national ...
  • 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 Supply Chains Save Lives
    May, 2017 - At JSI, we believe that strong supply chains save lives. Countries that have robust supply chains can save more lives and recover more rapidly when disaster strikes. Disaster-prepared countries are also more insulated from future emergency shocks. JSI's supply chain experts respond immediately and effectively whenever and wherever the nest ...
  • 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 Post-Ebola Transition: Strengthening Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services
    2017 - In Sierra Leone, the Advancing Partners & Communities project worked to strengthen the policy environment to enable increased access to health posts (HPs) (community health posts and maternal and child health posts) and at the community level; increase capacity and effectiveness of the health workforce and community platforms to provide ...
  • The Use of Design Thinking in MNCH Programs: A Case Study of the Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC) Pilot, Sierra Leone
    December, 2016 - This case study focuses on the use of design thinking in the Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC) pilot project that aimed to transform the role of traditional birth attendants (TBA) in Bo district, Sierra Leone, from community midwives to maternal newborn health promoters (MNHP) and test their potential to improve ...
  • The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index Results from SPRING/Bangladesh's Farmer Nutrition Schools: A Quantitative Study
    April, 2017 - In Bangladesh, The SPRING project has been using a multichannel integrated approach to tackling malnutrition along the nation’s coastal belt using both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. This publication presents the findings from a study that explored the research question: Are SPRING Farmer Nutrition School (FNS) participants more empowered than those ...
  • 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 ...
  • What is the VMMC Online Training Hub?
    October, 2017 - The VMMC Online Training Hub (OTH) is an e-learning platform that provides classes, resources, and communities of practice to help clinicians advance their skills and knowledge around performing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). The OTH covers the didactic, theoretical VMMC information traditionally learned through in-person workshops. With the OTH, learners ...