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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Barcodes and Document Identifiers to Track and Authenticate Official Documents in the Ethiopian Healthcare Supply Chain
    December, 2016 - In a world with increasing fraudulent activity and counterfeiting, it is extremely important to have mechanisms that will ensure the authenticity of documents, particularly for financial transactions. Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI) provides such a mechanism to track, control, and authenticate documents. This brief outlines how JSI's USAID | DELIVER ...
  • Barriers and Facilitators to HIV Testing Among Zambian Female Sex Workers in Three Transit Hubs
    July, 2017 - Zambia has a generalized HIV epidemic, and HIV is concentrated along transit routes. Female sex workers (FSWs) are disproportionately affected by the epidemic. HIV testing is the crucial first step for engagement in HIV care and HIV prevention activities. However, to date little work has been done with FSWs in ...
  • Barriers to Timely and Safe Blood Transfusion for Postpartum Hemorrhage Patients: Evidence from a Qualitative Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    December, 2016 - In Bangladesh, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality and accounts for 31% of all blood transfusions in the country. Although safe blood transfusion is one of the 8 signal functions of Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care (CEmOC) strategy, most of the designated public sector CEmOC facilities do ...
  • Beyond new vaccine introduction: The uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the African Region
    March, 2017 - The number of vaccines available to low-income countries has increased dramatically over the last decade. Overall infant immunization coverage in the WHO African region has stagnated in the past few years while countries' ability to maintain high immunization coverage rates following introduction of new vaccines has been uneven. This case ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Critical Success Factors for Deploying Digital LMIS
    April, 2017 - Over the last decade, the technology environment in developing countries has changed significantly. Fiber optic and cellular networks are rapidly expanding in many low-income countries, offering new opportunities to strengthen and automate information systems throughout the health system. Health system supply chains in many countries are leveraging this changed environment, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Doses per vaccine vial container: An understated and underestimated driver of performance that needs more evidence
    March, 2017 - The widespread use of multidose vaccine containers in low and middle income countries' immunization programs is assumed to have multiple benefits and efficiencies for health systems, yet the broader impacts on immunization coverage, costs, and safety are not well understood. To document what is known on this topic, how it ...
  • Driving Supply Chain Evolution: Data Visibility Enables Continuous Improvement
    May, 2017 - The hallmark of a well-integrated and agile supply chain is visibility of high-quality data throughout the end-to-end system that is available to stakeholders from the top to the bottom of the supply system. These data are used for demand and procurement planning at the national level, tracking consumption trends and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) Key Practices: Action Plan Brochure
    December, 2016 - Communicating the most accurate information is key to the health and nutrition of mothers, expectant mothers, and young infants. This brochure,developed for use in Ghana, can be useful for healthcare practitioners advising mothers on the best practices for breastfeeding and managing the dietary and nutritional needs of themselves and their ...
  • Ethiopia Data Use Partnership Overview
    October, 2017 - This document provides an introduction and overview to the Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (DUP), which works to provide effective technical and financial support while galvanizing additional commitments to strengthen the national health information system. Download (PDF, 1.05 MB) ...
  • Ethiopia’s Integrated Electronic Regulatory Systems: Building the Foundation for End-to-End Medicine Traceability
    October, 2017 - JSI is developing and implementing a new, fully integrated open-source electronic regulatory information system (ERIS) that will enable end-to-end pharmaceutical supply chain visibility in Ethiopia. This brief outlines how we've partnered with the Food Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority and the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency to modernize ...
  • 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) ...
  • Explaining trends and patterns in attitudes towards wife-beating among women in Nigeria: analysis of 2003, 2008, and 2013 Demographic and Health Survey data
    December, 2016 - This paper examines the patterns and trends in attitudes towards wife-beating among women in Nigeria and their determinants. Using the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey datasets, the authors examined the relationships between sociocultural factors and a woman’s attitude towards being beaten by her spouse. The results indicate a significant change ...
  • Family Planning @ JSI
    June, 2017 - Of the 213 million pregnancies that occur worldwide each year, approximately 40%—or 85 million—are unintended. Family planning saves lives and empowers women to improve their family’s health, education, and financial stability, and is key to advancing economic progress in middle- and low-income countries. This brochure highlights JSI's family planning and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Geographic information system for improving maternal and newborn health: recommendations for policy and programs
    January, 2017 - In a letter to the editor of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, JSI staff and other authors argue and offer recommendations for how geographic information systems (GIS) applied to maternal and newborn health data could potentially be used as part of the broader efforts for ending preventable maternal and newborn mortality. ...
  • Health & Status of Palestine Refugees from Syria in Jordan: Situational Analysis
    March, 2017 - This document highlights the health and situational status of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) now living in Jordan, based on a seven-week assessment visit to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The purpose of the assessment was to understand: i) access ...
  • Health Care Waste Characteristics at Selected Health Facilities in Mbarara District, Uganda
    December, 2016 - The health care waste produced in the course of health care activities has a higher potential to infect and injure than does any other type of waste. Inadequate and inappropriate health care waste handling knowledge may have serious health consequences, pose risks to health workers, patients, communities, and the environment, ...
  • 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 ...
  • How one project created a complex electronic beneficiary registration and distribution system using off-the-shelf tools
    December, 2016 - Managing beneficiary registration and verification as well as tracking cash and mobile money distributions requires a complex set of workflows. This presentation is useful for health practitioners who aim to utilize existing tools and resources to develop an integrated operational/logistical and management information system. Leona Rosenblum, JSI. 2016. Download (PDF, ...
  • Immunization @ JSI
    2017 - Immunization has the power to save millions of lives, but complete immunization coverage can only be achieved by strengthening the systems that deliver life-saving vaccines. This brochure highlights JSI's work in immunizations and new vaccine introduction. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 312 KB) ...
  • Immunization review meetings: "Low Hanging Fruit" for capacity building and data quality improvement?
    March, 2017 - Although systematic program review meetings are common practice in many health and immunization programs, there is little documentation on their implementation and role. Adult education principles espouse opportunities for peer exchange to build capacity and cross-learning, for which review meetings have been a forum utilized in immunization programs for many ...
  • Implementing at-scale, community-based distribution of misoprostol tablets to mothers in the third stage of labor for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in Sokoto State, Nigeria: Early results and lessons learned
    February, 2017 - Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of maternal death in Sokoto State, Nigeria, where 95% of women give birth outside of a health facility. Although pilot schemes have demonstrated the value of community-based distribution of misoprostol for the prevention of PPH, none have provided practical insight on taking such ...
  • Improving Availability and Use of Immunization HBRs
    June, 2017 - These slides were developed and presented at a joint meeting of the Family Planning & Immunization Integration Working Group to show the importance of improving availability and use of immunization home-based records and linkages with integrated home-based records. Country-specific experiences including lessons from the field, survey results and challenges to ...
  • 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, ...
  • Information Systems for Supply Chain Management: The case for connecting separate and interoperable technology applications for Logistics Management Information System and Health Information Management Systems data
    May, 2017 - Routine health information systems (RHIS) are essential for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of health service delivery, and for planning and managing resources. Two pillars of RHIS are health management information systems (HMIS) that collect and use service data from health facilities, and logistics management information systems (LMIS) that collect and ...
  • Installation Guidelines: PipeLine 4.0
    2017 - The Pipeline Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (PipeLine) was designed to help program managers monitor the status of their product pipelines and product procurement plans. PipeLine provides information needed to ensure the regular and consistent stock of products at the program or national level. Consistency of stock is the first ...
  • Integrated Family Health Program Final Report
    December, 2016 - This final report covers the period from 2008 to 2016. The Integrated Family Health Project (IFHP) improved health behaviors and increased access to quality health services in more than 300 woredas in Ethiopia. By improving delivery and uptake of critical maternal and newborn health services, IFHP helped avert nearly 65,000 ...
  • Integrating Mental Health and HIV Services in Zimbabwean Communities: A Nurse and Community-led Approach to Reach the Most Vulnerable
    April, 2017 - Alcohol use and depression negatively impact adherence, retention in care, and HIV progression, and people living with HIV (PLWH) have disproportionally higher depression rates. In developing countries, more than 76% of people with mental health issues, receive no treatment. This team hypothesized that stepped-care mental health/HIV integration provided by multiple ...
  • 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 India
    December, 2016 - Since the late 1980s, JSI has provided extensive technical support to India’s national, state, and local public health initiatives. In 2013, we deepened our commitment to India by forming John Snow India Private Limited (JSI India), a subsidiary of John Snow, Inc., registered in India, and in 2014, we incorporated ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maternal characteristics and obstetrical complications impact neonatal outcomes in Indonesia: a prospective study
    March, 2017 - The authors investigated associations between maternal characteristics, access to care, and obstetrical complications including near-miss status on admission or during hospitalization on perinatal outcomes among Indonesian singletons. Data was collected prospectively on inborn singletons at two hospitals in East Java. Outcomes of interest included low- and very-low birthweight (LBW/VLBW), asphyxia ...
  • Mobile-Based Nutrition and Child Health Monitoring to Inform Program Development: An Experience from Liberia
    December, 2016 - Implementing complex nutrition and other public health projects and tracking nutrition interventions, such as women's diet and supplementation and infant and young child feeding practices, requires reliable routine data to identify potential program gaps and to monitor trends in behaviors in real time. However, current monitoring and evaluation practices generally ...
  • Non-communicable Diseases and HIV Care and Treatment: Models of Integrated Service Delivery
    April, 2017 - Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are a growing cause of morbidity in low-income countries including people living with human immunodeficient virus (HIV). Integration of NCD and HIV services can build upon experience with chronic care models from HIV programs. A literature review was conducted and three models of models of NCD and ...
  • Nutrition @ JSI Briefer
    January, 2017 - The one-page briefer on nutrition spotlights JSI's work supporting effective, low-cost interventions to improve nutrition in homes, communities, and health facilities. JSI has implemented numerous innovative, action-oriented nutrition programs that are designed for local contexts. This briefer highlights a few of these programs while providing an overview of JSI's general ...
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture programming: What SPRING has learned. Presentation by Heather Danton, IUNS 2017
    October, 2017 - This presentation was made at the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition and highlights the lessons learned from nutrition programs implemented by the USAID-funded SPRING Project. The presentation highlights the results frameworks from Feed the Future and the SPRING Project, as well as SPRING's implementation model. The presentation was made ...
  • 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 ...
  • Quantification of Health Commodities (2017)
    February, 2017 - This updated guide to quantification of health commodities will assist technical advisors, program managers, warehouse managers, procurement officers, and service providers in estimating the total commodity needs and costs to support successful implementation of national health program strategies and goals, identifying the funding needs and gaps for procuring the required ...
  • Quantification of Health Commodities: DMPA-SC Companion Guide
    May, 2017 - This quantification guide specific to subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC), a new injectable contraceptive, aims to help family planning program managers, supply chain/logistics managers, and procurement officers confront the significant challenges in estimating and planning for commodity needs as programs introduce and integrate provision of DMPA-SC. Available in English and French. Please ...
  • RING - Strengthening the Enabling Environment for a Multisectoral Response to Undernutrition
    December, 2016 - The implementation approach of the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project works with the active participation of the Government of Ghana. The goal of this collaboration is to build resilient systems that are better prepared to identify and address nutrition and livelihoods needs. This webinar presentation outlines the foundations of ...
  • Raising the Status and Quality of Nutrition Services Within Government Systems
    March, 2017 - Nearly half of all deaths in children under five are attributable to undernutrition. Three million lives are lost each year to it (UNICEF 2016). Undernutrition not only increases the frequency and severity of common infections and the risk of dying from them, but it also has long-term consequences on growth ...
  • Rebuilding Trust in Health Services: Engaging Communities through Facility Management Committees
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s community engagement strategy to help Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation strengthen health systems and structures. The strategy focuses on building the capacity of facility management committees. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 2.86 MB) ...
  • Recommendations for Multi-sector Nutrition Planning: Cross-context Lessons from Nepal and Uganda
    February, 2017 - SPRING Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) case studies documented successes and challenges in implementing national multi-sector nutrition action plans (NNAPs) in Nepal and Uganda. Common drivers of change across both countries included strong multi-sector coordination of nutrition activities that involved national nutrition secretariats and strong advocacy partnerships and communication. Barriers ...
  • 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 ...
  • Response Bias over Time: Interviewer Learning and Missing Data in Egocentric Network Surveys
    June, 2017 - This study investigates potential bias that may arise when surveys include question items for which multiple units are elicited. Examples of such items include questions about experiences with multiple health centers, comparison of different products, of the solicitation of egocentric network data. The larger the number of items asked about ...
  • SPRING: 10 Keys to Developing a Culture of Better Information Use
    April, 2017 - This poster looks at the importance of information and how it’s used for accountability and reporting, for program improvement, and contributing to the global evidence base. The poster also highlights the SPRING project’s monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) function, as well as 10 keys to developing a culture of ...
  • SPRING: Assessment of SPRING-supported Implementation of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Nigeria
    March, 2017 - Undernutrition affects all income levels and geographic zones of Nigeria. In the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey in Nigeria, 37 percent of children under 5 years old were stunted, 29 percent were underweight, and 18 percent were wasted (National Population Commission and ICF International 2014). Stunting, or low height for ...
  • SPRING: Barriers and Enablers to the Consumption of Pumpkin and Fish in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone - Poster
    December, 2016 - SPRING/Sierra Leone conducted four barrier analysis surveys to identify factors that motivate or discourage consumption of pumpkin and fish by pregnant women and children 6-23 months old in Tonkolili District. Results will be used to develop social and behavior change communication materials to increase dietary diversity and promote the importance ...
  • SPRING: Developing Effective Messages for Better Nutrition and Hygiene in Tonkolili: The TIPS Method
    December, 2016 - SPRING/Sierra Leone used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs) to select improved water, sanitation, and hygiene, and nutrition behaviors in consultation with household members. By focusing on what people do rather than what they know or believe, TIPs provides an in-depth understanding of families’ preferences and capabilities, and the barriers and ...
  • 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 ...
  • SPRING: Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work for Nutrition
    May, 2017 - The SPRING project has helped USAID and its partners design, implement, and monitor agriculture activities for better nutrition since 2011. In late 2016, SPRING managed a global review of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, whose activities affect nutrition through three primary impact pathways: ...
  • SPRING: Opportunities for Integrating Nutrition into Agricultural Information Systems in Northern Ghana
    February, 2017 - An increasing number of agricultural projects and activities are working to meet nutrition-related objectives. Through an in-country review of key actors, mechanisms, and content areas, along with a review of relevant literature, SPRING documented information systems used in Northern Ghana to adopt and scale up new agricultural technologies and production ...
  • SPRING: The Father Factor - How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger
    May, 2017 - Previous studies that explored interventions aimed at improving maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) behaviors primarily focused on the mothers of young children. Interest is growing in understanding how nutrition practices can be supported by involving other household members who provide social support and influence these practices, specifically mothers-in-law ...
  • SPRING: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Results from SPRING/Bangladesh’s Farmer Nutrition Schools
    April, 2017 - SSPRING/Bangladesh implements a multichannel integrated approach to tackling malnutrition along the nation’s coastal belt using both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. With the Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions (ENA/EHA) as the technical foundation of its work, SPRING/Bangladesh has developed a variety of interventions, grounded in existing evidence-based approaches, to ...
  • Saving lives with CHX
    July, 2017 - JSI is at the forefront of global efforts to scale up the use of chlorhexidine, a simple, low-cost antiseptic to prevent newborn deaths caused by umbilical cord infections. This infographic highlights the impact of chlorhexidine use on newborn umbilical cords in five countries. JSI has been at the forefront of ...
  • 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. ...
  • Seeing RED to immunize in an evolving African landscape
    June, 2017 - Learning lessons from implementing context-specific Reach Every District (RED) approaches in Africa has potential to generate more evidence for policy makers who need to know what works and what does not for strengthening immunization systems. Renewed political and financial commitment for countries to roll out and integrate context-specific RED approaches ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stakeholder Review and Update of Materials to Support PMTCT Services in Angola - AIDSFree Report
    March, 2017 - Since 2013, HIV interventions in Angola to address MTCT and HIV in children have centered on expanding integrated services for antenatal care (ANC) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and on improving the quality of HIV health services. The Government of Angola has sought to align with international norms for ...
  • 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 ...
  • Strengthening Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health in India
    January, 2017 - Since the late 1980s, JSI has provided extensive technical support to India’s national, state, and local public health initiatives. In 2013, we deepened our commitment to India by forming John Snow India Private Limited (JSI India), a subsidiary of John Snow, Inc., registered in India, and in 2014, we incorporated ...
  • Strengthening Tuberculosis Service Delivery in India
    November, 2017 - Seven countries account for 64% of new tuberculosis (TB) cases with India leading the way. In addition, each year there are a “missing million TB patients” in India who either remain undetected or are misdiagnosed. JSI India contributes to the national TB response as a partner on several tuberculosis strengthening ...
  • 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 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 Supply Chains Save Lives
    May, 2017 - At JSI, we believe that strong supply chains save lives. Countries that have robust supply chains can save more lives and recover more rapidly when disaster strikes. Disaster-prepared countries are also more insulated from future emergency shocks. JSI's supply chain experts respond immediately and effectively whenever and wherever the nest ...
  • 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, ...
  • Supply Chain Costing: Visibility and Advocacy for the Public Health Supply Chain
    December, 2016 - Essential medicines and health supplies—such as vaccines, antiretrovirals, contraceptives, and micronutrients—are key to improving public health outcomes. In the Mesoamerican Region, governments spend an estimated US$600 million to procure medicines every year. However, procuring medicines does not make them available to the last mile; functioning and fully funded public health ...
  • Supporting Sierra Leone’s Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project concept, context, and process for improving community health systems in Sierra Leone through the adoption and roll-out of the National Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020. JSI, 2017. ...
  • The Center for Capacity Development at JSI and World Education
    December, 2016 - Capacity development is at the core of our work. Across all of our projects, in almost every corner of the globe, we aim to develop stronger systems, and enable organizations and individuals to maximize impact and mobilize funding to make lasting social change. JSI and World Education launched the Center ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Supply Chain Manager's Handbook
    February, 2017 - Strong supply chains save lives. Strong supply chains are critical to getting health products to clients, wherever and whenever they need them. Supply chain managers have overall responsibility to ensure the continuous supply of health commodities. The Supply Chain Manager’s Handbook is the starting point for anyone interested in learning ...
  • The Use of Design Thinking in MNCH Programs: A Case Study of the Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC) Pilot, Sierra Leone
    December, 2016 - This case study focuses on the use of design thinking in the Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC) pilot project that aimed to transform the role of traditional birth attendants (TBA) in Bo district, Sierra Leone, from community midwives to maternal newborn health promoters (MNHP) and test their potential to improve ...
  • Traceability in Ethiopia's Health Sector: Piloting GSI Barcodes with Global Trade Item Number Serialization to Track Health Commodities from Supplier to Health Facility
    December, 2016 - This brief describes how Ethiopia’s Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA), with support from JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, has successfully piloted the GS11 barcode technology to enhance their health commodity supply chain. PFSA, a division of the Federal Ministry of Health, currently distributes more than U.S. $850 million dollars’ ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Malaria Task Order 7 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7, which ran from March 2011 to February 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 4 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 4, from October 1, 2010–February 28, 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ownership for ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 5 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 5, which ran from September 2010 to February 2017. The objective of the task order was to improve the provision of condoms, contraceptives, and other essential public health supplies to USAID-supported programs by achieving a ...
  • Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risks: Activity Session Notes
    2017 - These notes should be used together with the PowerPoint presentation titled Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan that is part of the Risk Management Toolkit at www.deliver.jsi.com. These notes and the PPT slides will help facilitators lead the development of a risk management plan for a public health supply chain. ...
  • Upgrading Supply Chain Management Systems to Improve Availability of Medicines in Tanzania: Evaluation of Performance and Cost Effects
    September, 2017 - To address challenges in public health supply chain performance, Tanzania invested in a national logistics management unit (LMU) and a national electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS). This evaluation examined the impact of these two key management upgrades approximately one year after they were introduced. It was found that investing ...
  • 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 ...
  • Why WASH is crucial to nutrition programs. Presentation by Dr. Jennifer Nielsen, IUNS 2017.
    October, 2017 - Dr. Jennifer Nielsen, senior nutrition advisor for Helen Keller International, presented on "Why WASH is crucial to nutrition programs” on October 15th, 2017 at the JSI-sponsored satellite symposium entitled “Better Together: Lessons Learned from Multi-Sectoral Implementation of Nutrition Programs,” which was held at the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition ...
  • Why is a multi-sectoral approach needed for nutrition, and why is it so hard to actually put it into practice?
    October, 2017 - This presentation was made at the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition and highlights the lessons learned from multi-sectoral nutrition programs as well as the life-cycle approach to nutrition-specific programming. The presentation was made at the JSI-sponsored satellite symposium titled “Better Together: Lessons Learned from Multi-Sectoral Implementation of Nutrition Programs,” ...
  • eLMIS: A Supply Chain Becomes a Lifeline
    October, 2017 - In Zambia, the AIDSFree-supported launch of the electronic Logistics Management Information System has streamlined commodities management; enabled better, faster, and more accurate reporting of supply chain data; and reduced stockouts of health commodities at facilities. JSI/AIDSFree Project, 2017. Download (PDF, 1.09 MB) ...

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