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  • Bimonthly Rota Talk Newsletter; Issue 5, 2018
    October, 2018 - JSI India publishes the bimonthly Rota Talk newsletter to regularly update partners and the government on the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in India. JSI India is the lead technical partner for rotavirus vaccine introduction in India. To date, JSI India has provided technical support for the launch of rotavirus vaccine ...
  • Building Healthy Cities Indore Systems Map Brief
    March, 2019 - Building Healthy Cities (BHC) is a project designed to increase understanding of the best routes for improving the social determinants of health in urban contexts. In Indore, India, stakeholders have used systems thinking to understand the barriers and enablers of key social determinants of health in their city. To inform ...
  • Building Healthy Cities Makassar Systems Map Brief
    February, 2019 - Building Healthy Cities (BHC) is a three-year (2017�2020) learning project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, and conducted in three cities including Makassar, Indonesia. BHC is designed to increase understanding of the best routes for improving the social determinants of health in urban contexts. To inform this ...
  • Child Health Worker Job Aid for Zimbabwe
    February, 2018 - Community Health Workers play an important role in ensuring that children receive timely vaccination. This job aid from Zimbabwe provides health workers with guidance on the proper use of the child health card or home-based records. Download (PDF, 807 KB) ...
  • Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening in Tanzania
    2018 - The Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program (CHSSP) is a five-year USAID and PEPFAR-funded program working with the government of Tanzania to improve the health and well-being of HIV-affected and other vulnerable populations, with the goal of achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal and stopping the HIV epidemic in ...
  • Community Monitoring of Individual Children's Vaccinations: Six Country Experiences
    December, 2018 - In low- and middle income countries, unsatisfactory vaccination coverage often reflects services that are not sufficiently accessible, convenient, reliable, or friendly. It may also reflect a lack of public understanding or trust in vaccination and/or vaccination services. Additionally, in developing countries, various sociocultural factors affect the likelihood that families make ...
  • Counselling Cards to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Kyrgyz Republic
    2016 - These cards are used by trained health providers when counseling mothers and caregivers on optimal IYCF practices. Positive counseling skills are important for health providers to engage mothers and caregivers to carry out the improved nutrition practices benefitting infants and young children at the household level. SPRING provided printed sets ...
  • DPCP Snapshot: Findings in Deciding Dose per Container
    2019 - Providing vaccines in multidose presentations entails balancing trade-offs among timely coverage, wastage, safety, costs per dose, supply chain, and healthcare worker (HCW) behavior, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of lower versus higher dose per container (DPC). Beginning in 2016, the Dose Per Container Partnership (DPCP) conducted a series of activities ...
  • DREAMS Innovation Challenge Silence Speaks Youth Stories
    2018 - JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. partnered with StoryCenter in November 2017 to help DREAMS Innovation Challenge grantee staff tell stories (as written pieces, photo essays, and short videos) about their work in local communities and then implement storytelling and photography projects with the youth they serve. This compilation includes ...
  • Data for Action: Coordination and Implementation of Home-based Record (HBR) Redesigns and Improved Use
    October, 2017 - JSI has a two year grant with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to look at the coordination and implementation of home-based records (HBRs, also referred to as immunization cards or child health cards/booklets). We have explored opportunities to increase availability and use of HBRs through field work in 4 ...
  • Digital Supportive Supervision @JSI
    December, 2018 - This three-page brief gives an overview of supportive supervision in healthcare, how digital approaches can improve supportive supervision, and examples of JSI's work implementing digital supportive supervision. Download (PDF, 1.30 MB) ...
  • Empowering Health Workers for Immunization Data Analysis and Use
    June, 2018 - These slides were presented at the Global Immunization Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2018 on empowering health workers for immunization data analysis and use. Download (PDF, 1.49 MB) ...
  • Engaging Women to Strengthen VMMC Demand Creation Approaches for HIV Prevention
    December, 2016 - Women play a crucial role in the success of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Led by JSI, the AIDSFree Project engages women to serve as community advocates, raising awareness of the benefits of VMMC for both women and their male partners in their communities. The female ...
  • Fishbone Diagram Job Aid
    July, 2018 - Effective immunization programs rely on strong health worker capacity. JSI's Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project in Ethiopia uses a multi-faceted approach to build health worker capacity which includes classroom training and on the job training through supportive supervision and peer to peer learning. To reinforce good ...
  • Handbook on Counselling and Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents Living with and Affected by HIV in Africa
    October, 2018 - The Handbook on Counselling and Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents Living with and Affected by HIV in Africa is a comprehensive guide for the health care providers who work in counselling and psychological care of children and adolescents. The Handbook includes information on HIV clinical care; growth and development; ...
  • Home-based Records Country Learning: Card Redesign for Improving Immunization Tracking in Benin
    July, 2018 - Benin has two types of home-based records (HBRs), known locally as “carnet de sante de l’enfant”, in circulation: one is a simpler design with basic immunization and health information and the other is a larger health booklet, including immunization. This 2-page brief highlights the approach and process of redesigning, updating, ...
  • Home-based Records Country Learning: Community Engagement to Improve Child Health Card Use in Zimbabwe
    July, 2018 - Although important for immunization data collection and monitoring, home-based records (HBRs)—known as child health cards—in Zimbabwe were often unavailable and undervalued. To address this, JSI and the Ministry of Health (MOH) staff in Manicaland province implemented a one-year intervention (with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to improve ...
  • Home-based Records Country Learning: Improving Urban Immunization with Child Health Cards in the DR Congo
    July, 2018 - Immunization is a valued service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including in the heavily populated capital, Kinshasa. Home-based records (HBRs), known as “Cartes de Consultation Pre-Scolaire (CPS)” in DRC, are a key data collection and monitoring tool to help ensure that children receive their complete series of vaccinations. ...
  • Home-based Records Country Learning: Increasing Child Health Card Retention in Nepal
    July, 2018 - Home-based records (HBRs), known as child health cards in Nepal, are a key data collection and monitoring tool to ensure that children receive life-saving vaccinations. Child health cards have been part of Nepal’s national immunization program since 1979. However, the 2016 DHS shows that half of caregivers have either not ...
  • How To Use the Card and Tickler File System for Defaulter Tracking (DRC Job Aid)
    October, 2018 - This guide is a component of the Home-based Records Guide for Frontline Health Workers. This 4-pager provides instructions for the child health card for the DR Congo, which is printed with a detachable piece (to be kept at the health facility). The card includes documentation of the primary interventions (vaccination, ...
  • Immunization @JSI (2018)
    2018 - JSI strengthens routine immunization systems around the globe to provide regular, reliable and equitable access to and use of life-saving vaccines. We have worked in 50 countries to introduce newer life-saving vaccines, prevent the spread of disease, and further reduce disability and mortality. Download (PDF, 56 KB) ...
  • Immunization Defaulter Tracing Job Aid
    July, 2018 - Effective immunization programs rely on strong health worker capacity. JSI's Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project in Ethiopia uses a multi-faceted approach to build health worker capacity which includes classroom training and on the job training through supportive supervision and peer to peer learning. To reinforce good ...
  • Importance and Usage of Child Health Card in Nepal
    2017 - This job aid was developed to help frontline health workers in Nepal to understand the importance of the home-based record form and how to use this tool during their regular immunization activities. This tool is designed to be easy to understand for health workers who are vaccinating children as part ...
  • Importance and Usage of Health Card
    December, 2017 - This poster was used in Nepal at health facilities and vaccination sessions to demonstrate the importance of using child health cards, also known as home-based records. Download (PDF, 285 KB) ...
  • Improving the Availability and Use of Home-Based Records: Challenges and Lessons Learned from the ESA EPI Managers Meeting
    March, 2018 - These slides were presented at the annual WHO-sponsored EPI (immunization program) Managers' Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda 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:Benin, DRC, Zimbabwe, ...
  • Indore Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factor & Environment Survey
    June, 2019 - In 2018 the USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project completed a Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Risk Factor & Environment Survey in Indore, India. The survey provides data ranging from the individual to household level, on a wide variety of health behaviors such as tobacco and alcohol use, dietary practices, and physical ...
  • JSI at ICFP 2018
    November, 2018 - List of JSI presentations and posters at ICFP 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Download (PDF, 517 KB) ...
  • JSI in Ethiopia
    February, 2019 - This brochure summarizes JSI's long-term commitment to strengthening Ethiopia's health system over the last 25 years. JSI. 2019. Download (PDF, 4.01 MB) ...
  • JSI in Ethiopia Timeline (1994-2023)
    February, 2019 - For the last 25 years, JSI has been a committed partner in strengthening Ethiopia's health system. This timeline tracks each of our programs from 1994 through 2023. (JSI,2019) Download (PDF, 52 KB) ...
  • Lessons learned in immunizing remote populations on the move: Mid-program review of the Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project
    2018 - Ethiopia has made impressive progress in reducing infant and child mortality rates since 2000, with performance improvements in immunization playing an important role. Despite gains in immunization nationwide, Ethiopia continues to experience significant regional disparities in immunization coverage, including in Afar and Somali Regions, where the health system is fragile ...
  • MCSP Mozambique Program Brief: Addressing the Denominator Conundrum for Maternal and Child Health Programs: a New Methodology
    January, 2019 - In 2011, Mozambique�s National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) recommended that the MOH revise the method it was using to estimate subnational-level target populations. Although it took some time to gain traction, in 2016, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) worked closely with the MOH Public Health Directorate (DNSP) ...
  • Mahefa Miaraka Annual Report Summary 2018
    2018 - During its third implementation 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. Alongside partners ASOS, FHI 360, and Transaid, Mahefa Miaraka works in 4,885 fokontany , 456 communes, and ...
  • Malawi’s Community-based Health System Model: Structure, Strategies, and Learning - Community-Based Health System Model Series, Brief Two
    March, 2017 - Examining the community-based health system model in Malawi, this brief identifies and discuss critical health system inputs and processes that have contributed to the implementation and expansion of community-based service delivery across the country. This brief highlights how community-health providers are helping to improve health coverage and key strategies for ...
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health @JSI (2018)
    2018 - JSI works with our partners around the globe to design and implement cost-effective, contextually appropriate total market solutions that strengthen the health system and ensure that all women and children have access to the services they need, whenever and wherever they need them. Download (PDF, 172 KB) ...
  • Opportunities to Improve MCV2/MR2 Coverage and Tracking
    February, 2018 - This presentation on opporunities to improve MCV2/MR2 coverage and how the health sector is building on and encouraging use of existing routine immunization tools and approaches was given at the MRI Routine Immunization Working Group Meeting in February 2018 Download (PDF, 1.37 MB) ...
  • Population, Health, and Environment Integration Activity One-Pager
    2018 - The Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Integration Activity in Madagascar is a one-year initiative implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute Inc. under the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program, locally known as Mahefa Miaraka. This brochure highlights the activities of the PHE Integration Activity, which is based on the ...
  • Public Health Supply Chain Management @JSI
    2018 - Strong supply chains save lives. With more than 30 years of experience building sustainable supply chain systems in more than 60 countries, JSI is the world leader in health supply chain management. Global and local governments depend on us to get the right amount of medicines, vaccines, and other health ...
  • Routine Immunization Sessions Job Aid (brochure)
    July, 2018 - Effective immunization programs rely on strong health worker capacity. JSI’s Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project in Ethiopia uses a multi-faceted approach to build health worker capacity which includes classroom training and on the job training through supportive supervision and peer to peer learning. To reinforce good ...
  • SPRING Life of Project Report 2011-2018
    December, 2018 - This document highlights the impact of Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), a Cooperative Agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). From 2011–2018, SPRING bolstered global and country efforts to scale-up high-impact nutrition practices and policies, providing state-of-the-art technical support, implementing a dozen long-term ...
  • Strengthening Health Information Systems in Madagascar
    2017 - Madagascar�s health information system (HIS) has faced challenges resulting from multiple vertical reporting systems and disease-surveillance systems that correspond to program-specific needs. In working toward a more unified HIS, Madagascar�s Ministry of Health (MOH) has been collaborating with partners, such as the Directorate for Malaria Control, to integrate reporting systems, ...
  • Strengthening Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services as Part of the Post-Ebola Transition: District Summary: Tonkolili
    June, 2017 - District summary on the post-Ebola transition for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone. This summary highlights the interventions and accomplishments of the Advancing Partners & Communities project in strengthening health services in the district post-Ebola. JSI/Advancing Partners & Communities Project. 2017. Download ...
  • Strengthening Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services as Part of the Post-Ebola Transition: District Summary: Western Rural Area
    June, 2017 - District summary on the post-Ebola transition for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in the Western Area Rural district of Sierra Leone. This summary highlights the interventions and accomplishments of the Advancing Partners & Communities project in strengthening health services in the district post-Ebola. JSI/Advancing Partners & Communities Project. ...
  • The JSI/World Education Center for HIV & Infectious Diseases (2018)
    2018 - The JSI/World Education Center for HIV & Infectious Diseases brings together best practices from 30 years implementing more than 300 HIV and infectious diseases projects in over 73 countries. Our activities strengthen health systems; respond to systems-level needs; support community-led responses; and empower individuals to access services and take responsibility ...
  • Tool to Review Quality and Completeness of HBRS
    January, 2018 - This tool can be used to spot-check home-based records (HBRs) during facility and/or randomized home visits to see if immunization data are being completed in the HBR. Additional questions can also be incorporated to provide further quantitative analysis. This tool should be used along with the qualitative tools (e.g. Interview ...
  • UI-FHS Mid-Program Review in the Pastoralist Regions of Ethiopia
    2018 - Ethiopia has made impressive progress in reducing infant and child mortality rates since 2000, with performance improvements in immunization playing an important role. Despite gains in immunization nationwide, Ethiopia continues to experience significant regional disparities in immunization coverage, including in Afar and Somali Regions, where the health system is fragile ...
  • USAID SAFE: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era Project Annual Results Summary: 2018
    2018 - This results summary details the USAID SAFE: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era Program's progress reducing HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western provinces during 2018. The program is designed to increase access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV positive adults ...
  • USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project Year in Review: 2018
    2018 - In 2018, the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project's (the Care Continuum) activities centered on strengthening partner’s capacity to coordinate, plan, and monitor key population (KP) interventions in Ghana. In order to make meaningful progress towards the global 90-90-90 targets, the Care Continuum successfully identified, adopted, and implemented successful strategies ...
  • USAID Transform: Primary Health Care two pager
    January, 2019 - This two-page brochure highlights the work of the USAID Transform: Primary Health Care project. The goal of USAID Transform is to contribute to creating an Ethiopia made up of healthy, productive, and prosperous Ethiopians. The objective of USAID Transform: Primary Health Care is to contribute to achieving Ethiopia's four transformational ...
  • What does a healthy city look like in India?
    2018 - Healthy cities come in many different shapes and sizes. BHC is working Smart City Indore to harmonize decisions about transport, environment, sanitation, education, recreation, information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, and the built environment in order to improve outcomes. When this decision-making is harmonized, it can improve access to health ...
  • Word of Mouth: Learning from Polio Communication and Community Engagement Initiatives
    July, 2018 - The journey toward polio eradication offers 30 years of accumulated learning. At the February 2018 polio partners meeting, representatives from USAID, MCSP, CORE Group Polio Project, The Communication Initiative, John Snow, Inc., and the UN Foundation discuss best practices for communication and community engagement within the polio program This document ...