Asia & Near East

Healthy Birth Spacing in Pakistan: How a Low-Cost Simulation and Commitment to Quality Care Changed a Life

Woman at health facility

Lahore, Pakistan–Ayesha Sohail owns a small private health clinic in the Samanabad area of central Lahore in Punjab province. There, this Lady Health Visitor—a position similar to a skilled birth attendant in other parts of the world, with nearly three years of training—provides care and counseling to numerous women.

An advocate for family planning, Ayesha was recently trained on the postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD) through the Jhpiego-led Saving Lives at Birth project. She was one of 88 care providers, among doctors, nurses, midwives and other Lady Health Visitors, to receive this training.

Bihar’s State Nodal Center for Nursing and Midwifery Serves as Educational Model

Three nursing students watch as a trainer demonstrates resuscitation on a newborn doll.

Patna, India — The State Nodal Center (SNC) for Nursing and Midwifery at the College of Nursing in Patna is no stranger to high-profile visitors. Its state-of-the-art computer lab, library and skills lab make this SNC a model for the rigorous education that young nursing students need to provide quality health services for India’s mothers

Jhpiego Captures Top Awards in Global Health Innovations Competition; JHU Students’ Efforts to Reduce Deaths of Women, Newborns Recognized As Outstanding

Newborn wrapped in a blanket

Seattle, Washington—Jhpiego’s three low-cost, innovative global health projects designed to help save the lives of women and newborns won top awards this weekend at the prestigious Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development competition. The trio of award-winning projects, including a device engineered through Jhpiego’s partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering