Committed to strengthening maternal and newborn health in the country, the government of Myanmar has engaged a powerhouse of partners to advance the education, training, and practice of health care providers in order to prevent the needless deaths of women and newborns.
On World Hypertension Day, we recognize the government of Kenya, partner AstraZeneca and community health workers like Charles Waweru who are helping prevent hypertension and moving towards a heart healthy Africa.
With support from Jhpiego and champions like Dr. Jean Claude Comoe, Côte d’Ivoire is building a sustainable cervical cancer prevention program. More than 36,000 women have benefited from a low-cost, effective screen-and-treat approach.
Nyabor Bandak, a gender counselor at Gambella Teachers Education and Health Science College, vividly remembers the nursing student’s visit to her office. The student, who was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse, had discovered she was pregnant. Sad and distraug
Baltimore, MD —A few weeks ago, I was talking with a good friend who lives in the Philippines. She’s expecting her second child and experiencing all the excitement that a new baby brings. Joy. Anticipation. But also anxiety.
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
Tukucha, Nepal—As we entered Tukucha village, the force of the earthquake was readily apparent—the sides of houses had collapsed into piles of rubble, brick and dust. Some homes appeared to be teetering on a precipice of shifting sand. Others had gaping holes where walls once stood. A
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
Kathmandu, Nepal—The Government of Nepal is working to change a code of silence that surrounds gender-based violence (GBV) by establishing guidelines and protocols for health workers who are on the frontlines of care for women.
The daughter of a single mother, Wangari Wanjiku learned about reproductive health in a biology class at her conservative, all-girls school—the basics, that is. Anything else, she had to find out on her own—by asking friends, searching the Internet and sharing her questions and concer