Newborn and Child Health

 

Journey to Scale: Bringing a Lifesaving Commodity to Newborns across Nepal

Pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria account for the vast majority of deaths among children under five years of age. These three illnesses, taken together with newborn deaths, are responsible for 75 percent of under-five mortality. Additionally, about one-third of all childhood deaths are linked to undernutrition.

JSI’s comprehensive approach to child health has contributed to declines in global under-five mortality in more than 80 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. Our programs focus on:
  • using evidence to design contextually appropriate programs;
  • building the capacity of health workers at all levels to meet the needs of children;
  • implementing integrated, community-based approaches, including Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of child illnesses, neonatal sepsis prevention through chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care, and essential newborn care and promotion of early and exclusive breastfeeding;
  • focusing on quality of service delivery (e.g., Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses); and
  • building linkages between the community and facility, and between peripheral level services and referral centers, to strengthen the continuum of care.
JSI’s extensive public health expertise allows our programs to integrate newborn and child health throughout the lifecycle and across sectors, including through family planning and reproductive health; immunization; nutrition; malaria; tuberculosis; HIV; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs.

To learn about ongoing child health work, read staff posts on the JSI blog, The Pump.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: Maternal and Child Survival Program

Maternal and Child Survival Program

Under USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, JSI leads the child health,immunization, and pediatric HIV activities.

FEATURE
View details: Healthy preemies and confident parents in Ukraine

Healthy preemies and confident parents in Ukraine

Kangaroo Mother Care teaches new parents how to provide the best care for preterm babies.

PROJECT
View details: Ethiopia Integrated Family Health Program Plus

Ethiopia Integrated Family Health Program Plus

Through IFHP Plus, JSI is improving maternal and child health and increasing the availability and quality of services, products, and information, and strengthening the national health system to support local health needs.

FEATURE
View details: Moving from treatment to prevention for child infections in the West Bank

Moving from treatment to prevention for child infections in the West Bank

A young child receives life-saving care at a well-baby clinic in Jenin, West Bank supported by the Hanan Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition program.

PROJECT
View details: Chlorhexidine Navi (Cord) Care Program

Chlorhexidine Navi (Cord) Care Program

JSI is working to reduce newborn deaths in Nepal through the use of chlorhexidine to prevent neonatal sepsis. The project is scaling up a promising treatment to prevent infection among newborns in Nepal.

FEATURE
View details: Improving infant care in rural communities in Nepal

Improving infant care in rural communities in Nepal

A health worker trained by the Morang Innovative Neonatal Intervention (MINI) helps save the life of an ailing infant in Morang District, Nepal.

PROJECT
View details: Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

SPRING is scaling up high-impact nutrition practices and policies by providing technical support on preventing stunting and maternal and child anemia, linking agriculture and nutrition, and changing behavior through communication.

PROJECT
View details: Madagascar Community-Based Integrated Health Program (CBIHP -also called MAHEFA)

Madagascar Community-Based Integrated Health Program (CBIHP -also called MAHEFA)

Madagascar is one of the world's poorest countries, with 80% of the population living in remote, poverty-stricken areas. JSI implements this program to improve access to and use of health services and safe water, hygiene, and sanitation.

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