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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Barriers and Facilitators to HIV Testing Among Zambian Female Sex Workers in Three Transit Hubs
    July, 2017 - Zambia has a generalized HIV epidemic, and HIV is concentrated along transit routes. Female sex workers (FSWs) are disproportionately affected by the epidemic. HIV testing is the crucial first step for engagement in HIV care and HIV prevention activities. However, to date little work has been done with FSWs in ...
  • Beyond new vaccine introduction: The uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the African Region
    March, 2017 - The number of vaccines available to low-income countries has increased dramatically over the last decade. Overall infant immunization coverage in the WHO African region has stagnated in the past few years while countries' ability to maintain high immunization coverage rates following introduction of new vaccines has been uneven. This case ...
  • Beyond the Crisis: Did the Ebola Epidemic Improve Resilience of Liberia's Health System?
    November, 2017 - Resilience was widely identified as a critical attribute for strong health systems following the 2014–15 West Africa Ebola epidemic. In Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, struggles to control the disease and suspension of the operation of many health services demonstrated that health systems must plan for resilience long before a ...
  • 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, ...
  • Climate Change Fact Sheet
    November, 2017 - While climate change is serious, it can be slowed and managed if individuals and communities act now. This fact sheet contains information on some of the ways we can address climate change. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 322 KB) ...
  • Climate Change at JSI and World Education
    November, 2017 - John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and World Education believe that addressing climate change is key to advancing our public health and educational goals. Our joint Climate Change Working Group is a storehouse of global Climate Change expertise that serves to develop climate change related awareness and knowledge across the organization and, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Doses per Vaccine Vial Container: An Understated and Underestimated Driver of Performance that Needs More Evidence
    March, 2017 - The widespread use of multidose vaccine containers in low and middle income countries' immunization programs is assumed to have multiple benefits and efficiencies for health systems, yet the broader impacts on immunization coverage, costs, and safety are not well understood. To document what is known on this topic, how it ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Effect on neonatal mortality of newborn infection management at health posts when referral is not possible: A cluster-randomized trial in rural Ethiopia
    June, 2017 - The World Health Organization recently provided guidelines for outpatient treatment of possible severe bacterial infections (PSBI) in young infants, when referral to hospital is not feasible. This study evaluated newborn infection treatment at the most peripheral level of the health system in rural Ethiopia. When referral to higher levels of ...
  • Efforts to monitor global progress on individual and community demand for immunization: Development of definitions and indicators for the Global Vaccine Action Plan Strategic Objective 2
    June, 2017 - The Second Strategic Objective of the Global Vaccine Action Plan says ‘‘individuals and communities understand the value of vaccines and demand immunization as both their right and responsibility.” This plan differs from the other five in that it does not focus on supply-side aspects of immunization programs but rather on ...
  • 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 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) ...
  • Ethiopia Data Use Partnership Co-Creation Workshop Report
    January, 2018 - The Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (DUP) is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded collaborative endeavor of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and a JSI-led consortium currently includes: Regenstrief Institute, University of Gondar, and Gobee Group. The DUP aims to improve the collection and use of high-quality routine information in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Evaluation of the Initiative to Strengthen Nurses' Expanded Programme on Immunization Pre-Service Training in Kenya
    December, 2017 - In 2008, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) embarked on a process to strengthen pre-service training for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) using the WHO prototype curriculum, partnering with the WHO, UNICEF and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program. In 2017, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Focusing on the Hard-to-Reach: Lessons Learned from Social Behavior Change Communication Activities for Chlorhexidine in Nepal
    December, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This brief highlights ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Human-Centered Design at JSI
    December, 2017 - As global health challenges evolve and new technologies emerge, public health solutions and the way we capture their effects, must be creative, data-led, and most importantly, people-focused. JSI is a recognized leader in designing and implementing public health programs domestically and abroad. At the heart of our work is human-centered ...
  • Immunization review meetings: "Low Hanging Fruit" for capacity building and data quality improvement?
    March, 2017 - Although systematic program review meetings are common practice in many health and immunization programs, there is little documentation on their implementation and role. Adult education principles espouse opportunities for peer exchange to build capacity and cross-learning, for which review meetings have been a forum utilized in immunization programs for many ...
  • 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 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, ...
  • Information Systems for Supply Chain Management: The case for connecting separate and interoperable technology applications for Logistics Management Information System and Health Information Management Systems data
    May, 2017 - Routine health information systems (RHIS) are essential for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of health service delivery, and for planning and managing resources. Two pillars of RHIS are health management information systems (HMIS) that collect and use service data from health facilities, and logistics management information systems (LMIS) that collect and ...
  • Integrating Mental Health and HIV Services in Zimbabwean Communities: A Nurse and Community-led Approach to Reach the Most Vulnerable
    April, 2017 - Alcohol use and depression negatively impact adherence, retention in care, and HIV progression, and people living with HIV (PLWH) have disproportionally higher depression rates. In developing countries, more than 76% of people with mental health issues, receive no treatment. This team hypothesized that stepped-care mental health/HIV integration provided by multiple ...
  • 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, ...
  • Linking Health Facilities and Communities Improves Routine Immunization
    February, 2018 - The Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project works to improve the routine immunization system in over 100 woredas (districts) in six regions of Ethiopia. The project works to operationalize Ethiopia’s national routine immunization strategy, Reaching Every District (RED), through technical assistance for immunization and by introducing Quality ...
  • Maternal characteristics and obstetrical complications impact neonatal outcomes in Indonesia: a prospective study
    March, 2017 - The authors investigated associations between maternal characteristics, access to care, and obstetrical complications including near-miss status on admission or during hospitalization on perinatal outcomes among Indonesian singletons. Data was collected prospectively on inborn singletons at two hospitals in East Java. Outcomes of interest included low- and very-low birthweight (LBW/VLBW), asphyxia ...
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Chlorhexidine "Navi" Care Program
    December, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This brief discusses JSI/CNCP's ...
  • Nepal as a Global Leader in the Use and Scale Up of Chlorhexidine
    December, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. As Nepal was the ...
  • Newborn and Child Health @JSI
    September, 2017 - For over 30 years, JSI has implemented maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programs in more than 80 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This short briefer describes JSI's approach to improving newborn and child health around the world, the history of JSI's involvement in global ...
  • Non-communicable Diseases and HIV Care and Treatment: Models of Integrated Service Delivery
    April, 2017 - Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are a growing cause of morbidity in low-income countries including people living with human immunodeficient virus (HIV). Integration of NCD and HIV services can build upon experience with chronic care models from HIV programs. A literature review was conducted and three models of models of NCD and ...
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture programming: What SPRING has learned. Presentation by Heather Danton, IUNS 2017
    October, 2017 - This presentation was made at the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition and highlights the lessons learned from nutrition programs implemented by the USAID-funded SPRING Project. The presentation highlights the results frameworks from Feed the Future and the SPRING Project, as well as SPRING's implementation model. The presentation was made ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Quick Reference for Determining Orders for DMPA-SC
    January, 2018 - This quick reference summarizes the recommendations from Quantification of Health Commodities: DMPA-SC Companion Guide into an easy-to-use checklist. Family planning quantification teams and program managers can use this checklist as a quick reference guide during quantification exercises including DMPA-SC, and to validate their quantification methodology before placing DMPA-SC orders. JSI, ...
  • Raising the Status and Quality of Nutrition Services Within Government Systems
    March, 2017 - Nearly half of all deaths in children under five are attributable to undernutrition. Three million lives are lost each year to it (UNICEF 2016). Undernutrition not only increases the frequency and severity of common infections and the risk of dying from them, but it also has long-term consequences on growth ...
  • Reaching Every Newborn with Chlorhexidine in Nepal
    December, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This brief highlights JSI/CNCP's ...
  • Reducing Anemia in Ghana: The SPRING Approach and Lessons Learned
    September, 2017 - This brief describes SPRING’s investments in three areas of anemia programming in Ghana: 1) strengthening coordination and collaboration for anemia, 2) capacity building, and 3) community-level engagement. Within each section on these areas, we also highlight our experiences and the lessons learned through two core principles that guided our anemia ...
  • Reducing missed opportunities for vaccination in selected provinces of Mozambique: A study protocol
    November, 2017 - Background: A missed opportunity for vaccination (MOV) refers to any contact with health services by an individual who is eligible for vaccination, which does not result in the person receiving the vaccine doses for which s/he is eligible. A consortium of partners, including VillageReach, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, ...
  • Response Bias over Time: Interviewer Learning and Missing Data in Egocentric Network Surveys
    June, 2017 - This study investigates potential bias that may arise when surveys include question items for which multiple units are elicited. Examples of such items include questions about experiences with multiple health centers, comparison of different products, of the solicitation of egocentric network data. The larger the number of items asked about ...
  • 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 ...
  • SPRING Farmer Nutrition Schools: Multi-Sectoral Action, Durable Results
    September, 2017 - SPRING pioneered the farmer nutrition school approach in Bangladesh by innovatively combining the proven “farmer field school” and “essential nutrition actions” methods. Farmer nutrition schools enabled pregnant and lactating women and mothers with children under two to adopt improved nutrition and hygiene practices, and to improve production and consumption of ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Engaging Communities to Improve Nutrition through the 1,000-Day Household Approach
    September, 2017 - SPRING’s work in Ghana (2014–2017) aimed to improve the health of 1,000-day households with pregnant women and/or children under 2 years of age. Using evidence-based practices, SPRING developed a multi-sectoral program to reduce stunting and anemia in 15 districts of the Upper East and Northern regions of Ghana. The project ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition
    August, 2017 - SPRING’s “WASH 1,000” strategy promotes focused, evidence-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices to eliminate common fecal-oral contamination pathways in children during the first 1,000 days after birth. The strategy takes an integrated, multi-sectoral approach, simultaneously delivering products, services, and information to households with pregnant and lactating women and those ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Helping Health Workers and Caregivers Improve Nutrition through Multi-sectoral Programming
    August, 2017 - The leading causes of stunting and anemia are poor diets, especially low dietary diversity, and poor sanitation infrastructure and practices that lead to intestinal infections, which interfere with achieving and sustaining nutrition gains. To combat these problems, we identified behaviors across the nutrition, WASH, and agriculture sectors that—when synthesized into ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Reducing Aflatoxin Risks as Part of a Multi-sectoral Approach to Nutrition
    August, 2017 - Food safety is an underlying driver of undernutrition. Unsafe foods lead to disease and chronic conditions that prevent the body from properly absorbing food nutrients SPRING/Ghana takes a multi-sectoral approach, simultaneously addressing both the direct and underlying causes of malnutrition. Groundnuts are a staple legume in the northern regions of ...
  • SPRING/Senegal Dynaset-setal: Material Didactique
    August, 2017 - Le manuel de formation en hygiène est conçu dans le cadre des stratégies du projet SPRING/USAID afin de dispenser d’une formation de base en hygiène, eau et assainissement à l’intention des cellules de suivi WASH. En effet, ces dernières ont été mises en place dans les communes et villages afin ...
  • SPRING/Senegal Manuel de formation sur le genre et la nutrition
    July, 2017 - To address issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment in nutrition and agriculture, we must recognize the role of women not only as producers and consumers of food but also as the individuals traditionally responsible for the nourishment and health of the household. This French training manual targets adult learners ...
  • SPRING/Sierra Leone: Entry Points for Nutrition in Feed the Future Value Chains
    June, 2017 - In February 2017, SPRING used rapid appraisal techniques to explore how value chains can be supported and leveraged to contribute to improvements nutrition for women and children in the first 1,000 days from pregnancy through two years of age (a critical window of opportunity). Specifically, we analyzed how each of ...
  • SPRING: 10 Keys to Developing a Culture of Better Information Use
    April, 2017 - This poster looks at the importance of information and how it’s used for accountability and reporting, for program improvement, and contributing to the global evidence base. The poster also highlights the SPRING project’s monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) function, as well as 10 keys to developing a culture of ...
  • 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: Enplane Survey Results of Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Services in Health Facilities Supported by SPRING/Uganda
    April, 2017 - In Uganda, the SPRING project's primary goal was to contribute to the reduction of stunting and anemia in children and women of childbearing age. The project provided technical assistance and leadership at the national level to implement activities and policies related to large-scale food fortification—via industrial fortification and micronutrient powders—to ...
  • SPRING: Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work for Nutrition
    May, 2017 - The SPRING project has helped USAID and its partners design, implement, and monitor agriculture activities for better nutrition since 2011. In late 2016, SPRING managed a global review of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, whose activities affect nutrition through three primary impact pathways: ...
  • SPRING: Six Key Actions to Reduce Anemia
    September, 2017 - Anemia is a widespread public health problem that few countries have been able to reduce in compliance with World Health Assembly goals. Anemia is characterized by a low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood and results in poor health and decreased economic development. For expectant mothers, serious maternal anemia increases ...
  • 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 ...
  • Saving lives with CHX
    July, 2017 - JSI is at the forefront of global efforts to scale up the use of chlorhexidine, a simple, low-cost antiseptic to prevent newborn deaths caused by umbilical cord infections. This infographic highlights the impact of chlorhexidine use on newborn umbilical cords in five countries. JSI has been at the forefront of ...
  • Scaling-Up the Use of Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care: Nepal’s Experience
    November, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), provided technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This brief documents ...
  • Seeing RED to Immunize in an Evolving African Landscape
    June, 2017 - Learning lessons from implementing context-specific Reach Every District (RED) approaches in Africa has potential to generate more evidence for policy makers who need to know what works and what does not for strengthening immunization systems. Renewed political and financial commitment for countries to roll out and integrate context-specific RED approaches ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services
    February, 2018 - JSI's Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project works to improve the routine immunization system in Ethiopia. The project provides support to operationalize and strengthen Ethiopia’s national routine immunization strategy, Reaching Every District, in order to improve availability, utilization, quality, and sustainability of immunization services in the country. ...
  • Upgrading Supply Chain Management Systems to Improve Availability of Medicines in Tanzania: Evaluation of Performance and Cost Effects
    September, 2017 - To address challenges in public health supply chain performance, Tanzania invested in a national logistics management unit (LMU) and a national electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS). This evaluation examined the impact of these two key management upgrades approximately one year after they were introduced. It was found that investing ...
  • Use of Cellular Phone Contacts to Increase Return Rates for Immunization Services in Kenya
    September, 2017 - In Kenya, failure to complete immunization schedules by children who previously accessed immunization services is an obstacle to ensuring that children are fully immunized. Home visit approaches used to track defaulting children have not been successful in reducing the drop-out rate. This study tested the use of phone contacts as ...
  • Use of Chlorhexidine for Cord Care: Social Behavior Change Communication Experience from Nepal
    August, 2017 - The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality. This report shares ...
  • 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 ...
  • Why WASH is crucial to nutrition programs. Presentation by Dr. Jennifer Nielsen, IUNS 2017.
    October, 2017 - Dr. Jennifer Nielsen, senior nutrition advisor for Helen Keller International, presented on "Why WASH is crucial to nutrition programs” on October 15th, 2017 at the JSI-sponsored satellite symposium entitled “Better Together: Lessons Learned from Multi-Sectoral Implementation of Nutrition Programs,” which was held at the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition ...
  • Why is a multi-sectoral approach needed for nutrition, and why is it so hard to actually put it into practice?
    October, 2017 - This presentation was made at the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition and highlights the lessons learned from multi-sectoral nutrition programs as well as the life-cycle approach to nutrition-specific programming. The presentation was made at the JSI-sponsored satellite symposium titled “Better Together: Lessons Learned from Multi-Sectoral Implementation of Nutrition Programs,” ...
  • 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) ...

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