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  • Assessing the Effectiveness of a Web-Based Vaccine Information Management System on Immunization-Related Data Functions: An Implementation Research Study in Tanzania
    July, 2018 - The Immunization and Vaccine Development (IVD) Program of Tanzania's Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MOHCDGEC) has focused significant system strengthening efforts on information and data management to improve the immunization program's performance. In partnership with JSI and other organizations, the IVD piloted a new vaccine information ...
  • Building Healthy Cities - Indore Health Needs Assessment
    December, 2018 - The USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project aims to increase the understanding of the best routes for improving the social determinants of health in urban contexts. In its first year, BHC conducted several exploratory data collection activities in two "Smart Cities" to inform the project's approach. The resulting data is ...
  • Building Healthy Cities Makassar Health Needs Assessment
    September, 2018 - The USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project aims to increase the understanding of the best routes for improving the social determinants of health in urban contexts. In its first year, BHC conducted several exploratory data collection activities in two Smart Cities to inform the project's approach. The resulting data is ...
  • Building Stronger Health Information Systems in Tanzania: A Decade of Collaboration and Learning
    September, 2018 - In Tanzania, JSI works hand-in-hand with the government to align resources from multiple projects, partners, and donors to build a sustainable, adaptable health information system that produces good quality, timely data for decision-making to improve the lives of the Tanzanian people. This infographic maps out JSI's decade of collaboration and ...
  • Building a Web-Based Decision Support System
    July, 2018 - As countries strengthen their data infrastructures, global health professionals increasingly need data from multiple sources for monitoring programs and for preventing and controlling the spread of epidemics. To accomplish this, countries are developing health information exchange protocols -- also called interoperability layers or health information mediators -- and establishing data ...
  • Civil Society Organizations Forge a Place within the Dominican Republic’s HIV Response
    June, 2018 - In the Dominican Republic, JSI assisted HIV-focused civil society organizations (CSOs) to develop a platform to expand access to primary health care (PHC), including HIV services, for key and vulnerable populations. Focusing on mobilizing resources efficiently, and increasing the pool of available funding domestically, within the country, JSI, through the ...
  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Data Use: A Review of Assessments and Tools
    June, 2018 - MEASURE Evaluation is at the forefront of developing guidance for the monitoring and measurement of data use?a key output of health information systems strengthening. This paper has the following purposes: Expand on the Health Information System Strengthening Model (HISSM) definition and conceptualization of the use of data, especially for acting ...
  • Ethiopia's Primary Health Care Reform: Practice, Lessons, and Recommendations
    November, 2018 - Currently, more than 17 million people in Ethiopia (nearly 19 percent of the total population) live in urban areas. Urban populations face a triple threat: infectious diseases like HIV, TB, pneumonia, and diarrhea; noncommunicable diseases like asthma, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes; and violence and injuries, including traffic collisions. Due ...
  • Facility-based integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness case study report
    2018 - Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) has been implemented in Myanmar since 1999, with the collaboration of WHO and UNICEF. The neonatal component was incorporated in 2011 to complete the package of IMNCI. This is a report of the Facility-based Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness in Southern Shan ...
  • Guide for Frontline Health Workers: Improving Use of the HBR/Vaccination Card
    June, 2018 - This document is a compilation of home-based records materials developed in Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, and Zimbabwe as easy-to-understand guides for health workers who are vaccinating children as part of their regular jobs. Guidelines, posters, and/or job aids were developed in each country for frontline health workers to understand ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • Improving Routine Immunization in Niger
    October, 2018 - Through funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, JSI has been working with Niger’s Ministry of Health and the Immunization Department since 2013 to support and strengthen immunization program activities and supply chain management. JSI has provided support for new vaccine introduction, improved planning for program activities and cold chain needs, ...
  • 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, ...
  • Improving the Generation, Quality and Use of Routine Immunization Data: Preliminary learning
    May, 2018 - Using high-quality routine immunization data is critical to helping health officials and managers plan services and make decisions that enable them to reach every child with immunization. As the immunization technical lead for USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), JSI helps countries increase the generation, quality and use ...
  • Indicators that describe the strength of the routine immunization system: Preliminary learning
    June, 2018 - Immunization is at the very core of health programs around the world, yet its performance is commonly measured by just a single number, namely coverage with a third dose of a vaccine that protects against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DTP3). While DTP3 coverage is highly useful for describing the ability ...
  • 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) ...
  • JSI in Tanzania
    September, 2018 - For nearly four decades, JSI has worked with the Government of Tanzania and other partners to accelerate progress on the government's health and development priorities. Together, we've trained and deployed health workers, improved data collection and use, introduced new vaccines, and expanded services to vulnerable populations. This brochure highlights how ...
  • 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 ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Training Kit: Facilitator's Manual
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. The Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite of tools ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Training Kit: Participant's Manual
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. We developed the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) User's Kit: Moving from Assessment to Action
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. We developed the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Users Kit: Preparing and Conducting a PRISM Assessment
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the MEASURE Evaluation project is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. JSI developed the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite of tools in 2011 for global ...
  • 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 ...
  • Streamlining and Strengthening the Disease Surveillance System in Tanzania - Disease Surveillance System Review, Asset Mapping, Gap Analysis, and Proposal of Strategies for Streamlining and Strengthening Disease Surveillance
    January, 2019 - The Government of Tanzania adopted the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system as the platform for all disease surveillance activities in the country. Today, Tanzania�s IDSR guidelines include surveillance and response protocols for 34 diseases and conditions of public health importance. They outline, in detail, necessary recording and reporting ...
  • Strengthening Ethiopia's Urban Health Program: June 2013 - March 2019
    November, 2018 - The UN Estimates that by 2050 over 40% of Ethiopians will live in urban settings. The numbers of urban poor in Ethiopia are increasing and improved access to basic health care services is needed to reduce large and increasing inequalities in urban areas. Recognizing this, the FMOH developed the Urban ...
  • 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 Health Information Systems in Mali
    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: 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. ...
  • Technology in Ethiopia for Healthcare Supply Chain Management
    2018 - Major gains have been made with the development and use of technology as a business enabler within Ethiopia’s Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA). Despite innovative improvements to supply chain operations, however, remote communities are still experiencing stockouts at the lower levels because PFSA lacks data visibility into facility and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Updated IMNCI guidelines and training improve efficacy and effectiveness of basic health staff in northern Shan
    2018 - This story follows Daw Ng Kham Noom, a midwife with 4 years of experience at the Man Phai Sub-Center in Mong Yai Township, following the Basic Health Staff (BHS) cascade training in Mong Yai. Daw Ng Kham believes that the training helped her improve her capacity in reducing neonatal, infant, ...