A Community-Based Program Provides Counseling and Testing Services to Mozambicans with HIV and TB
To mark World TB Day, Jhpiego showcases its work in Mozambique, where a coalition of NGOs, supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reaches more than 700,000 with screening services for HIV and TB. 
   
With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development's flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), health care providers in four provinces are working to ensure women survive childbirth and can care for their newborns.
   
Midwife Maiya Manandhar uses Jhpiego's award to help improve services for women at Kathmandu's maternity hospital and to refurbish a childcare center for nurses and midwives who work there.
MCHIP in Madagascar Gives Health Workers Lifesaving Skills
A midwife in Itaosy, Madagascar, helps save a new mother's life thanks to training through USAID's global flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP).
   
Jhpiego and MCHIP use innovative interventions to improve health services in northern Nigeria--and family planning use among women increases.
   
A Jhpiego-supported screen-and-treat approach reaches more than 5,000 women including those with HIV who are at risk for cervical cancer.
Family Planning Champions at Guinea Clinic
With Jhpiego's help, women at a clinic in Guinea are able to obtain family planning methods of their choice, thanks to the efforts of two doctors who are working to ensure that such options are available.
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Angola Moves to Strengthen Health Systems
Jhpiego, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and other partners begin a five-year project to improve the capacity of Angolan health leaders, supervisors and providers to manage and implement health services that will reduce maternal and newborn deaths. Continue reading 
   
Jhpiego to Help Provide Family Planning Services to At-Risk Women in Nepal
In partnership with the government of Nepal, Jhpiego begins two new projects to integrate family planning services with other health care programs for Nepalese women, including those receiving counseling, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS. Continue reading 
   
   
Greetings from Jhpiego
Click the image to view Jhpiego's holiday e-card.
Messages from Afghanistan, Kenya, Pakistan and Paraguay.
 
 
 
 
 

Jhpiego, MCHIP Experts to Dominate Family Planning Conference in Senegal, Nov. 29-Dec. 2

The Healthy Fertility Study, a collaborative effort to integrate postpartum family planning and maternal health in Bangladesh, is among the more than half a dozen Jhpiego, MCHIP program successes to be presented at the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar.
 
 

Community Health Workers Are Key in Rwandan Efforts to Improve Maternal, Newborn Health

With help from Jhpiego, Rwanda's network of community health workers is giving mothers basic health information to care for newborns and families.
 
 
 

Jhpiego Wins Support from GE Foundation to Bring Low-Cost Health Technologies to Scale

GE Foundation has awarded Jhpiego $1.6 million over two years to form a "partnership for innovation" that will identify and develop technologies that can positively transform maternal and child health in developing countries.
 
 
 

Washington Event Spotlights Impact of US Investments in Global Health on Women, Families

More than 100 people gathered on Capitol Hill recently to promote continued investment in global health. The event was sponsored by Jhpiego and partners in the global flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) and attended by congresswomen, policymakers and organizations.


 

Indian Nurse Becomes Advocate for Family Planning Services
Seema Verma, mother of two, champions family planning services after receiving help from an MCHIP team visiting health facilities in the state of Uttarakhand.
A tribal leader shares a brilliant idea for helping to ensure that HIV-positive women and men get the care they need: recruit retired health care workers and HIV/AIDS clients to lend support and provide follow-up for these clients.
 
 
 
Facing a health care worker shortage, Mozambique health officials ask Jhpiego to help integrate male circumcision with the menu of minor surgical procedures performed by nurses and other health care providers. The demonstration project is a success.


Thailand Adopts Jhpiego Cervical Cancer Prevention Approach as National Screening Strategy
More than 600,000 women in Thailand have been screened for cervical cancer and offered treatment through a low-cost, innovative approach introduced by Jhpiego and embraced by the government.
Jhpiego, in partnership with UNICEF, works to increase health facility use by improving skills of nurses, midwives and other health care providers, and women and new mothers are reaping the benefits.
 
 
 
A midwife in Afghanistan advocates for a pregnant woman to give birth in a health facility. Increasing a woman's role in decision-making can help empower women and raise awareness about the risks of domestic violence.



 

July 2011

Tanzania HIV Counseling and Testing Program Extends Reach in Community
As international HIV/AIDS experts gather in Rome for their annual meeting, Tanzanian civic groups expand efforts to offer at-risk Tanzanians HIV counseling and testing services in their communities. The program is being implemented with the support of Jhpiego, USAID and the Tanzanian government. This is the first in a series of stories on Jhpiego programs in Tanzania, entitled Competence, Compassion, Convenience: Lifesaving Care for Tanzanians.
Paraguay
Interviews with pregnant women and mothers provide valuable information to MCHIP staff in Paraguay as they help government health officials improve maternal and child health services in health facilities and update skills of health providers.
Whether Embu Hospital nursing supervisor Rita Njiru is educating women about family planning, protecting unborn children from HIV or promoting infection prevention, she attributes part of her success to Jhpiego’s quality assurance approach. Njiru is one of thousands of Jhpiego-trained health care providers who are strengthening health systems across Africa.
Ernst & Young Award
Ernst & Young selects Jhpiego’s Dr. Leslie Mancuso as one of eight Maryland CEOs for its Entrepreneur of the Year Award. During Dr. Mancuso’s tenure, Jhpiego has experienced tremendous growth and business development.

 

Uganda

By Ann LoLordo

Dismayed by the incidence of post-surgery sepsis among patients, especially following cesarean sections, Dr. Martin Buhamizo and a team of co-workers set out to rid the operating room and maternity ward of infection. They received a powerful assist from a General Electric Foundation-funded quality assurance project that has a record of preventing infection and saving lives.

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By Pauline Lubens

When Mary Issaka, Jhpiego’s 2010 International Midwife Champion of the Year, returned home to Ghana from last year’s award ceremony in Washington, D.C., she used her newfound fame to inspire midwives across her country.

Ghana

By Heather Harrison

Jaway Wharf, Ghana – In the one-room health post in Jomoro District, two nurses conferred about their newest client—a girl brought there by her mother. The child had a 104-degree fever and the health care providers were intent on helping the girl. In this western region of Ghana, malaria is endemic and the nurses had seen such high fevers before in suspected cases.

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Jhpiego Midwives Share Skills, Mentor Colleagues, Help Build Professional Organizations in Developing Countries

Midwives from around the world gather in Durban, South Africa, to unveil a new report on the state of the world’s midwifery. Jhpiego midwives have been at the forefront of expanding the ranks of the world’s midwives, sharing evidence-based skills and helping save lives. Here are just a few who are working in Africa and Asia to help strengthen health systems and build capacity among their ranks. 
Ghana
Nursing students recognize that they are learning skills that will enable them to be decision-makers at work and at home. A curriculum devised with the help of Jhpiego puts an emphasis not only on hands-on skills but critical thinking and nursing students are empowered as a result..
Nigeria
Through the work of a Jhpiego-trained community health worker, pregnant women in a rural village in northern Nigeria received essential services they had been unable to get before – prenatal care along with HIV counseling and testing. This is part of a Jhpiego effort to support the government of Nigeria’s goals to bring essential health care to women where they live and increase access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services. 

Dismayed by the incidence of post-surgery sepsis among patients, especially following cesarean sections, Dr. Martin Buhamizo and a team of co-workers set out to rid the operating room and maternity ward of infection. They received a powerful assist from a General Electric Foundation-funded quality assurance project that has a record of preventing infection and saving lives.

side_img_midwifeaward.jpg

When Mary Issaka, Jhpiego’s 2010 International Midwife Champion of the Year, returned home to Ghana from last year’s award ceremony in Washington, D.C., she used her newfound fame to inspire midwives across her country.

Ghana

Jaway Wharf, Ghana – In the one-room health post in Jomoro District, two nurses conferred about their newest client—a girl brought there by her mother. The child had a 104-degree fever and the health care providers were intent on helping the girl. In this western region of Ghana, malaria is endemic and the nurses had seen such high fevers before in suspected cases.

Jhpiego’s participation in the IMPACT program is strengthening health care   systems and improving quality of care for pregnant women.
 
On World Malaria Day, successes in the fight to prevent malaria include a Jhpiego-ExxonMobil Foundation effort to give community health workers in Nigeria the skills to protect women from malaria in pregnancy.
 
With Jhpiego’s help, a Burkina Faso physician is working to expand access to cervical cancer prevention programs in this West African country, where an estimated 724 women die yearly from the disease.
 
A billboard in Pagbilao, a village in the Philippines, reflects support for a Jhpiego-supported project to educate women on the human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cervical cancer, and protect the next generation through a vaccination program. The initiative is also under way in Thailand.
With help from Jhpiego and PEPFAR, Mozambique develops a national strategy to fight TB with stronger infection prevention, control polices and broad-based advocacy.
 
In a visit to a Jhpiego program, Melinda Gates hears from women about their desire for family planning and the benefits of healthy birth spacing.
 
A Jhpiego-supported quality assurance program helps health care facilities in Angola improve malaria prevention and control services for pregnant women and families.
Three states in northern Nigeria use community health workers and mobilizers to encourage couples to plan their families, seek care at local facilities and choose a method after giving birth.
 
Working with midwives and community clinics, Jhpiego and partners lead the way toward better health services in Kutai Timur.
 
Jhpiego’s focused antenatal care approach helps a pregnant woman who is HIV-positive take care of herself and her unborn child.
 
 
Jhpiego's President and CEO, Leslie Mancuso, writes that countries are better able to care for women and families when citizens like Feroza Mushtari have a stake in providing and strengthening health care services.
 
In a new initiative aimed at encouraging births in hospitals, Mozambique gives pregnant women a say in how they give birth and who will be at their side. Jhpiego has prepared health care workers in humanistic care, which is helping strengthen health services.
 
Indian health officials in the state of Rajasthan are giving women what they need to plan their families and care for them. Supported by Jhpiego and other international partners, the program focuses on the intrauterine contraceptive device, and already many Rajasthani women are choosing the method after giving birth.



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