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  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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) ...
  • Factoring Seasonality into Supply Planning
    July, 2015 - The traditional approach to supply planning is to use the annual forecast consumption and divide by 12 to get an average monthly consumption (AMC). For some malaria products, however, using a standard AMC for shipment scheduling can lead to overstocks in the dry season, and stockouts in the rainy season, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
    November, 2016 - This document summarizes two successful home-based records (HBR) redesign efforts in Madagascar and Ethiopia, including the background and rationale for considering a redesign, the stakeholders involved, and the steps completed in the process to redesign and roll-out a revised HBR. Challenges and lessons learned from both countries are also included. ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mauritania: Collaborates with UNFPA to Leverage Resources
    June, 2016 - With the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) being a primary supporter of family planning activities in Mauritania, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT developed strong coordination mechanisms with them, including a joint work plan for fiscal year 2014. This success story outlines the results of their coordinated efforts. JSI/USAID DELIVER PROJECT, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: Barriers and Enablers to the Consumption of Pumpkin and Fish in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone - Poster
    December, 2016 - SPRING/Sierra Leone conducted four barrier analysis surveys to identify factors that motivate or discourage consumption of pumpkin and fish by pregnant women and children 6-23 months old in Tonkolili District. Results will be used to develop social and behavior change communication materials to increase dietary diversity and promote the importance ...
  • SPRING: Developing Effective Messages for Better Nutrition and Hygiene in Tonkolili: The TIPS Method
    December, 2016 - SPRING/Sierra Leone used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs) to select improved water, sanitation, and hygiene, and nutrition behaviors in consultation with household members. By focusing on what people do rather than what they know or believe, TIPs provides an in-depth understanding of families’ preferences and capabilities, and the barriers and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...