For HIV Clients, a Journey from Fear to Confidence

One year ago, in a small town in northwest Sierra Leone, Catherine Kamara, a 24-year-old pregnant woman, tested positive for HIV during her antenatal care appointment. “The news of my health condition was overwhelming and scary,” says Catherine. “With counseling and encouragement from Nurse Tinny, I discussed it with my husband and asked him to

Quality Emergency Health Care for Mom and Baby — Even on a Boat in a Rain Storm 

Isaiah’s birth day is one his mother will never forget.  Rain was falling on her island home in Lake Bangweulu when Linda Bwembya’s labor pains began. She sought care at the local health center, where she fully expected to give birth as she had with her first child. But a Jhpiego-trained nurse examined Linda and realized the

Strengthening Primary Health Care

Building future-ready, resilient health systems to ensure access to quality health care for everyone, at every stage of life Half of the world’s population still lack access to essential health services. Over 1 billion people are at risk of falling into poverty from health care costs that are 10% or more of their household budget.