Community Health Workers Provide Needed Health Services in Cameroon

Community Health Workers Provide Needed Health Services in Cameroon

Mahelet Ritha, affectionately known as Maa-Ritha, is a community health worker (CHW) from Bongahele village in the South region of Cameroon. She is proud to be part of a network of CHWs bringing health care services directly to people in their communities, which are often far from a health facility. Maa-Ritha and her fellow CHWs

Our focus during COVID-19

Early lessons from the Baltimore Health Corps The Baltimore Health Corps, Jhpiego’s first ever US-based COVID-19 prevention project, has achieved its initial goal of establishing a network of contact tracers to identify coronavirus cases, help prevent the spread of the disease and link those affected to services, a new analysis shows. Jhpiego is a key

Malaria in Pregnancy

Why are pregnant women at risk of malaria? Pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity to malaria, which makes her more susceptible to malaria infection and increases her risk of illness. In pregnant women, malaria can lead to severe anemia, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), stillbirth, premature delivery, delivery of low-birthweight babies, and death. Women in their first pregnancy