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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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) ...
  • Essential Newborn Care Corps Project Evaluation Findings
    November, 2016 - Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality and neonatal mortality rates in the world with 1033 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, and 30 stillbirths and 49 neonatal deaths per 1000 births. A contributing factor is poor care at delivery, with less than half of deliveries attended by ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • 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 ...