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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Case Study: Supply Chain Risk Management, Project Monitoring at the SCMS Project
    June, 2013 - In 2012, the SCMS project turned to risk management as a way to monitor its country programs. This case study describes the process that JSI took to develop the risk management approach, including the pilot project and then developing a dashboard tool for use at both headquarters and then used ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Environmental health management for voluntary medical male circumcision services. Training Guide.
    December, 2016 - The practices described in this training guide are based on the environmental health management for voluntary medical male circumcision services site management guide. This guide is designed for group or individual training and should be used as a guide to improve knowledge and skills of health care personnel. For the ...
  • 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) ...
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Immunization for Health Workers & Other Front-Line Functionaries
    September, 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 ...
  • 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 Strategies for Improving Vaccination Coverage in Urban Poor Settings
    December, 2017 - The directorate of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), an arm within the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MPHP) in charge of vaccination activities, after having noticed the low rate of vaccination coverage in recent years within some cities, particularly the city of Cité Soleil, solicited and received GAVI’s ...
  • 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 ...
  • Implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care in District Hospitals in India
    2016 - Under the Scaling Up Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Interventions project, also known as “Vriddhi,” JSI provided technical assistance on rolling out Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in government district hospitals in high priority districts. This brief highlights the project's efforts to establish demonstration models for KMC within ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 Nutrition
    2017 - This brochure highlights JSI's work in nutrition, which spans the human lifecycle. JSI works across the continuum of care and through multi-sector engagement to improve nutrition outcomes around the world. This brochure highlights JSI's work in capacity building, community engagement, implementation and integration, and also provides project highlights. JSI, 2017. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Job Aid: Application of 4% Chlorhexidine Gel
    2012 - This job aid provides step-by-step instructions illustrating the proper application and use of 4% Chlorhexidine gel for newborn umbilical cord care. 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 ...
  • Kangaroo Mother Care: simple technique, complex practice
    2016 - 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 ...
  • Kyrgyz Republic Mother Support Groups: Three-Day Training of Facilitators - Trainers Facilitator Guide
    June, 2017 - The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the Kyrgyz Republic engages hospitals to ensure an environment that supports women to initiate breastfeeding in a timely manner and promotes exclusive breastfeeding up to six months. Hospitals undergo a process of planning, training, and policy changes that lead to achieving 11 key ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • Measles Vaccination in Zambia: Balancing Coverage & Wastage
    January, 2018 - Zambia’s measles prevention initiative seeks to reach 95 percent of children each year through the routine immunization program. Currently Zambia recommends two doses of measles-containing vaccine (MCV) be delivered through the routine program at 9 months and 18 months of age. Historically, however, MCV has been available in a 10-dose ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Project Briefer: Strengthening Vaccination Programs in Haiti's Urban Communities
    February, 2018 - This project briefer outlines 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 Briefer contains information on the initial results of the situational analysis regarding problems, mainly within the immunization system, such as unreliable vaccine ...
  • Public Health Supply Chain Management @ JSI
    2017 - Strong supply chains save lives. The JSI health logistics practice draws inspiration from this motto because we are committed to improving the lives of people and communities worldwide. This brochure highlights JSI's supply chain expertise and experience. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 1.92 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: 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Small babies get life-saving hugs in Jharkhand and Uttarakhand
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Strategies for Strengthening Vaccination Programs in Poor Urban Settings: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Cité Soleil, Haiti
    December, 2017 - The Cité Soleil health zone is a very poor urban commune located within Haiti’s Port au Prince metropolitan city. Based on data collected from a situational analysis of Cité Soleil, the commune’s vaccination system faces several significant challenges specific to or exacerbated by the urban environment. A number of strategies ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Use of Chlorhexidine to Prevent Infection in Newborns: An Orientation Manual for Health Workers and Female Community Health Volunteers
    2017 - This orientation manual provides materials for a one-day orientation on the proper use of Chlorhexidine to prevent newborn infection on the umbilical cord stump. The orientation consists of several participatory exercises that are designed to educate health service providers on the causes of newborn deaths, benefits of Chlorhexidine use, proper ...
  • Viral Load Specimen Referral Network Report Zambia: 31 October – 4 November 2016
    December, 2016 - This assessment aimed to understand the current viral load specimen referral networks in Zambia under the Ministry of Health’s laboratory network and to provide recommendations on a proposed viral load specimen referral network for the Zambian Defense Force (ZDF) Medical Service to implement. The report notes challenges as well as ...
  • Vriddhi Project: Achieving Results for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in India
    March, 2018 - The Scaling Up Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Interventions project, also known as “Vriddhi,” supported the scale-up of high impact RMNCH+A interventions through innovative programming and by working closely with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the National Health Mission, and state governments. In consensus with ...
  • Vriddhi Project: Improving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in India
    March, 2018 - The Scaling Up Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Interventions project, also known as “Vriddhi,” supports the scale-up of high impact RMNCH+A interventions through innovative programming and by working closely with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the National Health Mission, and state governments. In consensus with ...