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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 ...
  • Assessment of the Retail Environment of Male Condoms in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
    October, 2017 - The promotion and distribution of male condoms have been an important element of HIV prevention and family planning (FP) programs for host country governments and donors. Years of investment in condom programming have seen significant increases in condom use and total market volume of condoms. However, despite condoms being relatively ...
  • Building Healthy Cities
    October, 2017 - This document highlights the work of JSI's Building Healthy Cities project. The USAID-funded initiative aims to embed a health equity lens into city policies, planning, and services while improving data flow for existing Smart Cities in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Health and Smart Cities planning are related; decisions about transport, ...
  • Capacity Development in Sindh Province
    2017 - As Pakistan decentralized health, population, education, and other social sectors to the provincial level, that decentralization created some challenges, including limited understanding and capacity of provincial staff to fulfill their new duties. To address this, capacity building became an integral part of both the Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012–2020, which ...
  • 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 ...
  • Critical Success Factors for Deploying Digital LMIS
    April, 2017 - Over the last decade, the technology environment in developing countries has changed significantly. Fiber optic and cellular networks are rapidly expanding in many low-income countries, offering new opportunities to strengthen and automate information systems throughout the health system. Health system supply chains in many countries are leveraging this changed environment, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Driving Supply Chain Evolution: Data Visibility Enables Continuous Improvement
    May, 2017 - The hallmark of a well-integrated and agile supply chain is visibility of high-quality data throughout the end-to-end system that is available to stakeholders from the top to the bottom of the supply system. These data are used for demand and procurement planning at the national level, tracking consumption trends and ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Immunization @ JSI
    2017 - Immunization has the power to save millions of lives, but complete immunization coverage can only be achieved by strengthening the systems that deliver life-saving vaccines. This brochure highlights JSI's work in immunizations and new vaccine introduction. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 312 KB) ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Review of the History of Price Revisions of Social-Marketed Brands of Male Condoms in Select Countries
    November, 2017 - Social-marketed brands of condoms are usually sold at a subsidized price in African countries. The goals of this approach are to ensure that the price of the condom does not pose a barrier to purchase and to promote to condom use among the populations the social marketing organization aims to ...
  • 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. ...
  • Stakeholder Review and Update of Materials to Support PMTCT Services in Angola - AIDSFree Report
    March, 2017 - Since 2013, HIV interventions in Angola to address MTCT and HIV in children have centered on expanding integrated services for antenatal care (ANC) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and on improving the quality of HIV health services. The Government of Angola has sought to align with international norms for ...
  • 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 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) ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risks: Activity Session Notes
    2017 - These notes should be used together with the PowerPoint presentation titled Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan that is part of the Risk Management Toolkit at www.deliver.jsi.com. These notes and the PPT slides will help facilitators lead the development of a risk management plan for a public health supply chain. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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) ...