Lucknow, India—The delivery was normal, the mother was fine, but her newborn son hadn’t cried yet. Sarita Pal, the nurse assisting with the birth, acted quickly. As the mother’s worried and expectant looks followed her, Pal scooped up the unresponsive baby, thoroughly dried him, immed
As the Ebola crisis overwhelmed their native Liberia, Jhpiego nurses Comfort Gebeh, Nyapu Taylor and Varwo Sirtor-Gbassie traveled from health facility to hospital, community hall to military base to provide health care workers and families caring for the ill with infection prevention
By Jhpiego Staff: Everlyne Njeri, Stephen Maina, Teresia Mutuku, Manya Dotson and Nancy Koskei
Nairobi, Kenya—As a single mom, Fascoline Wanjiku can’t afford to get sick. And when her hypertension flares up, she isn’t the only one who suffers.
“When I am unwell, I can’t even go out to look for work, so my children are always sent home for lack of school fees. At times like t
Baltimore, Md. (May 13, 2015)—Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and Alcoa Foundation today announced a new partnership to provide infectious disease preparedness training for health care workers in the Boké Region in western Guinea.
Ziway, Ethiopia—Spanning more than 10,000 acres, the Alage Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) College sits nestled between the Rift Valley lakes of Abiyata and Shalla some 150 miles south of Addis Ababa. When Haile Berihulay, 28, started teaching at the c
An advanced protective suit for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, devised by Johns Hopkins' Center of Bioengineering Innovation and Design and Jhpiego, wins USAID's design challenge to get new tools into the field faster to combat the deadly disease.
A weekend design challenge to develop new protective gear for health workers fighting Ebola drew students, faculty, and clinicians from across Johns Hopkins University and beyond, along with $25,000 in state seed grants to support further development of the best ideas.
Monrovia, Liberia—Every day on Kerkulah Kollie’s way to work, he passes communities throughout this capital city that have limited access to safe drinking water, open sewers and haphazard piles of trash. As director of the School of Environmental Health Technicians at Tubman National
Jhpiego pioneered the use of information technology (IT) for global health by providing online access to clinical training materials through the development of the Reproductive Health Online (ReproLine®) website. Prior to ReproLine’s creation, availability of these materials in develo