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  • 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 ...
  • Capacity Development in Sindh Province
    2017 - As Pakistan decentralized health, population, education, and other social sectors to the provincial level, that decentralization created some challenges, including limited understanding and capacity of provincial staff to fulfill their new duties. To address this, capacity building became an integral part of both the Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012–2020, which ...
  • 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 ...
  • Establishing and strengthening immunization in the second year of life: Practices for vaccination beyond infancy
    2018 - This document provides practical guidance on establishing and strengthening immunization in the second year of life (2YL) and beyond. It also suggests ways that immunization visits during the 2YL can be used as a platform for delivery of other child health services. This document is designed to assist countries in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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) ...