COVID-19 & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Mobilizing to Fight Outbreaks and Emerging Infectious Diseases COVID-19, Zika and Ebola. Emerging new diseases have made for some scary headlines—and will continue to threaten men, women and children across the world. In concert with our efforts to prevent and control public health crises by enhancing global health security, Jhpiego works with global, regional and


Promoting lifesaving vaccines for all ages. Integrating immunization with other essential health care services. Vaccinating to prevent disease, stop outbreaks and allow people to live without fear of a disease. Jhpiego’s expertise in immunization is based on 50 years of developing the health workforce and improving health service delivery. Our international partnerships and contributions to

A Midwife’s Commitment to Serve, Even during a Pandemic

When cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) started showing up in her community, midwife Taslima Akhtar knew that her work could not stop. Despite having little in the name of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep her safe from infection, she continued to serve the pregnant and laboring women who came seeking care at the Sarail Upazila Health Complex in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.  In consultation with the health facility manager, Taslima and her colleagues made cloth masks for protection and soldiered on.  Taslima is