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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • An approach to increasing coverage and equity by adapting and using revised reaching every district: MCSP experiences adapting the RED Guide in Malawi and Kenya
    May, 2018 - This document provides a summary of MCSP/JSI’s experience in the adaptation of the regional RED guideline to country-specific contexts in order to inform other countries undertaking the process. Adaptation happened in three stages: pre-adaptation, adaptation, and post-adaptation. At each stage, under leadership of the MOH, careful, preparation was made through ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Conducting a Situational Analysis and Engaging Stakeholders on Home-based Record Availability and Use
    March, 2018 - Home-based records (HBRs), or child immunization cards, are an important data collection and monitoring tool serving multiple purposes for the caregiver, health worker (HW), and health system. These records can aid health workers in documenting and tracking which vaccines have been given to a child, empower caregivers/parents to play a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Covalima: Becoming a Model Municipality
    2018 - This four-page brief highlights how the Reinforce Basic Health Services Project (Reinforce) created a model municipality in Covalima Municipality. In a model municipality, well-trained and competent health providers deliver quality FP and MNCH services in fully-equipped and people-friendly health facilities where providers receive consistent, high-quality supervision from MOH and INS ...
  • 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 ...
  • Designing a New Data Dashboard
    January, 2018 - The best dashboards give targeted audiences actionable information at their fingertips, and use great design practices to focus a user’s attention on the most important information on the page. If you’re embarking on the process of designing a new dashboard with data you already have (or plan to collect), a ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 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) ...
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Immunization for Parents & Caregivers
    December, 2017 - Rapid development of Universal Immunization Program in India, especially in terms of new vaccine introduction, has led to several changes in existing policies, guidelines and protocols, in a very short time. Thus, it is imperative that all stakeholders, especially at the field level, are informed of the latest updates in ...
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Immunization for Program Managers
    January, 2018 - Rapid development of Universal Immunization Program in India, especially in terms of new vaccine introduction, has led to several changes in existing policies, guidelines and protocols, in a very short time. Thus, it is imperative that all stakeholders, especially at the field level, are informed of the latest updates in ...
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Immunization for Religious Leaders & Other Stakeholders
    December, 2017 - Rapid development of Universal Immunization Program in India, especially in terms of new vaccine introduction, has led to several changes in existing policies, guidelines and protocols, in a very short time. Thus, it is imperative that all stakeholders, especially at the field level, are informed of the latest updates in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Haiti - Job Aid for Vaccination in Urban Areas
    December, 2017 - This job aid provides a diagram and brief summary for the JSI’s efforts to strengthen urban immunization programs in Cité Soleil– an urban commune located within the Port au Prince metropolitan area in Haiti. This aid contains the factors accounting for low coverage and inequity on vaccination programs in urban ...
  • Haiti: Exploring Approaches to Building Capacity for Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support Services
    August, 2015 - Given the need to strengthen nutrition services within health systems, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has explored the advantages and disadvantages of two approaches that we use in Haiti for rolling out trainings on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and nutrition assessment, counseling, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Home-Based Records Users and Actions
    March, 2018 - Home-based records (HBR) are an important tool for achieving, monitoring, and sustaining vaccination coverage. HBRs, alternatively known in countries as the child health card, maternal and child health booklet or handbook, vaccination card, road-to-health card, or other terms, serve three primary user groups: health workers and community healthworkers/ mobilizers, caregivers ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? Haiti
    October, 2016 - Community health workers (CHW) play a critical role in delivering evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that can improve nutrition outcomes. Information on the services that 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 ...
  • 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 Incentive System for ASHA workers: A suggested framework for standard operating procedures to streamline process of incentivizing ASHA for immunization services
    December, 2017 - ASHA workers support India’s Universal Immunization Programme by mobilizing beneficiaries and generating awareness among the community. ASHA workers strive to get all pregnant women and children under five years of age immunized with vaccines as per the national immunization schedule. In return they get fixed performance-based incentives for the services ...
  • 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 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 Generation, Quality and Use of Routine Immunization Data: Preliminary learning
    May, 2018 - Building on its immunization technical support to countries to address this challenge, the Maternal and Child Survival Project (MCSP) is documenting lessons learned across MCSP-supported countries using different approaches to improve the generation and active use of routine immunization data at levels close to where the data is generated. Sub-objectives ...
  • 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 ...
  • JSI’s contribution to increasing private sector engagement in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health under Vriddhi
    2017 - The Scaling Up Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Interventions project, also known as “Vriddhi,” is a USAID-supported initiative to support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Health Mission, and state governments to scale up high-impact RMNCH+A interventions in six states in Northern India. This case ...
  • LEARN, DO, SHARE - Cultivating Better Nutrition Worldwide. Snapshots from SPRING, USAID’s Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Project, 2015–2016
    January, 2017 - These snapshots from our annual report take you on a journey, transporting you to the countries that SPRING serves and introducing you to the people whose lives SPRING touched in 2016. The report highlights accomplishments through personal stories. The SPRING project focuses on improving lives—especially in the first 1,000 days—by ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mahefa Miaraka Annual Report Summary 2017
    2017 - During it’s first implementation year (second program year), the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program, locally known as Mahefa Miaraka, made significant progress assisting community health volunteers (CHVs) to provide quality health services to remote communities. The Program operates in a total of 4,887 fokontany, 456 communes, and 34 districts ...
  • My Village My Home: A Tool That Helps Communities Track Vaccinations of Individual Infants
    May, 2018 - The level of vaccination coverage in a given community depends on both service factors and the degree to which the public understands and trusts immunization services. This brochure describes an approach in Malawi that aims to raise awareness and boost demand. The “My Village My Home” (MVMH) tool is a ...
  • National Consultation Developing Strategic Roadmap to Engage Private Health Sector for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health
    2017 - The Scaling Up Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Interventions project, also known as “Vriddhi,” is a USAID-supported initiative to support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Health Mission, and state governments to scale up high-impact RMNCH+A interventions in six states in Northern India. This case ...
  • New Vaccine Introduction Paves the Way toward Ending Preventable Diseases
    April, 2018 - Introducing new vaccines requires careful planning and provides an opportunity to strengthen existing immunization systems. This infographic shows how JSI has supported 76 new vaccine introductions in 25 countries around the globe, including rotavirus to prevent childhood deaths and HPV to prevent cervical cancer. JSI, 2018. Download (PDF, 932 KB) ...
  • PEPFAR’s Best Practices for VMMC Site Operations: A Service Guide for Site Operations
    2017 - This document provides implementing partners supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a collection of the best resources available for sites providing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention. This is Edition 2; Edition 1, released in 2013, focused on assisting implementing partners and ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 Systems Save Lives - Health Systems Strengthening Component of the USAID Pakistan Maternal and Child Health Program
    2017 - In 2010, Pakistan decentralized its health system, giving provinces a much greater role in setting health sector strategies, policies, and financing. USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program was developed to support the Pakistani government and Sindh province, in particular, through the initial process of decentralization. The JSI-implemented HSS Component of ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...