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  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • Family Planning @ JSI
    June, 2017 - Of the 213 million pregnancies that occur worldwide each year, approximately 40%—or 85 million—are unintended. Family planning saves lives and empowers women to improve their family’s health, education, and financial stability, and is key to advancing economic progress in middle- and low-income countries. This brochure highlights JSI's family planning and ...
  • Health & Status of Palestine Refugees from Syria in Jordan: Situational Analysis
    March, 2017 - This document highlights the health and situational status of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) now living in Jordan, based on a seven-week assessment visit to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The purpose of the assessment was to understand: i) access ...
  • Healthy Women of Ukraine Program Final Report
    September, 2016 - This is the final report of the USAID-funded Healthy Women of Ukraine Program (HWUP), a family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program implemented from 2011 to 2016 by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with the Women’s Health and Family Planning Charitable Foundation (WH&FPF). This report focuses on ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 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, ...
  • Integrated Family Health Program Annual Report 2015
    December, 2015 - This annual report highlights the accomplishments of the Integrated Family Health Program from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. During the reporting year, the routine data collected from the 300 woredas supported by the project indicated that around 4.5 million couple years of protection (CYP) was generated of which ...
  • Integrated Family Health Program Final Report
    December, 2016 - This final report covers the period from 2008 to 2016. The Integrated Family Health Project (IFHP) improved health behaviors and increased access to quality health services in more than 300 woredas in Ethiopia. By improving delivery and uptake of critical maternal and newborn health services, IFHP helped avert nearly 65,000 ...
  • JSI in India
    December, 2016 - 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maker Movement for Maternal Newborn and Child Health Process Documentation Review
    June, 2015 - 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 ...
  • Maker Movement for Maternal Newborn and Child Health Project Evaluation Findings
    August, 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 ...
  • Maker Movement in Kenya for Maternal Newborn and Child Health Needs Assessment Results from KNH
    March, 2014 - 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 | 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 ...