Legal Notice

Terms of Use


When you access this Web site, you agree that Jhpiego shall not be liable to you for any loss or injury caused in procuring, compiling, or delivering the information gained from the site. In no event will Jhpiego be liable to you or anyone else for any action taken by you on the basis of such information or for any incidental, consequential, special, or similar damages.


This Web site is provided on an “as-is” basis. Jhpiego disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or any way related to any errors in or omissions from this Web site and the content, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors.

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information, but Jhpiego cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. Jhpiego  makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this Web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site.

With respect to the content of this site, Jhpiego, its employees, and contractor make no warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to content available from this Web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, Jhpiego assumes no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein or freedom from computer viruses, and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.  Jhpiego may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality, or content at any time.


The content contained on this site is not intended to and does not constitute medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is created. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the content is not warranted or guaranteed. The use of information on the site or materials linked from the site is at the user’s own risk. The contents of the site, such as text, graphics, images and other materials are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should always seek the advice of physicians or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition. Users should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something on the site. The site does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that might be mentioned on the site.


Please refer to our privacy policy.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Jhpiego’s computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.


The documents posted on this Web site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors’ convenience. Jhpiego does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to other Web sites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.

Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site’s visitors, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Jhpiego.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Jhpiego, and shall not be used for advertising or to endorse products.


You may freely link to this Web site or any of its content. If you link to our Web site, please let us know.


This Web site has links to Web sites of other organizations which may offer relevant information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.


Jhpiego is pleased to make the valuable materials on this site available for public health purposes. Jhpiego encourages the use of these materials for such purposes. The materials may not be modified or adapted in any manner without permission and may only be used for non-profit educational purposes. They may not be used, reproduced, distributed, displayed or exploited for any party’s commercial advantage, profit or monetary gain. If you download multiple copies or share files, please notify Jhpiego at The contents of the site are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Any publication or distribution of the electronic or paper-based materials for the permitted purposes must include Jhpiego’s or the owner’s copyright notice and an acknowledgment of the source of the materials. Users may not falsify or delete any copyright management information such as the title of the material, author attributions, copyright notice, proprietary designations, trademarks, or other identifying information and material contained in a file that is downloaded.

For all materials and information used from this Web site, you must credit original sources as given on specific pages. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please credit Jhpiego.

It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify the Jhpiego Corporation from any costs or claims for infringement or copyright in relation to copies of images or text from this Web site. This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than this Web site.


Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this Web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030). [See Security Notice]


Views expressed by individuals in the discussion boards and other interactive areas of the site are those of the individuals and do not represent the official views of Jhpiego.

No communication by Jhpiego staff members and consultants on the site shall translate into a binding commitment for subsequent action on the part of Jhpiego.

Creation of new materials and content on the site by Jhpiego staff members and consultants shall be deemed Jhpiego proprietary information and data.


The project welcomes your feedback on the materials in our Web site. All suggestions, ideas, and other information communicated to Jhpiego through this site shall become the exclusive property of Jhpiego. You agree that none of your feedback communicated to Jhpiego will be obscene, offensive, defamatory, infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful. Jhpiego, while reserving the right to delete all or part of any communications that it deems in its sole discretion to be objectionable, assumes no responsibility and makes no warranty that it will undertake to do so.