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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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...