Global Health Security: Prevent, Detect, Respond

Global Health Security: Prevent, Detect, Respond

COVID-19 exposed a truth that infectious disease experts like Jhpiego’s Stacie Stender have been warning about for a long time: The world was not ready for a pandemic. Alarmingly, this is not the first, but in fact the seventh coronavirus documented in the last 50-plus years to spread from human to human, she notes. It

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

Jhpiego Rated “High Performer” on Gender Issues

Jhpiego, a nurse-led nonprofit global health leader and Johns Hopkins University affiliate, has been recognized for prioritizing workplace gender equality with the citation of “high performer” in the 2021 report by Global Health 50/50, an independent research initiative at the University College London Centre for Gender and Global Health. Gender equality: Flying blind in a