In 2014, tuberculosis overtook AIDS as the leading infectious disease killer worldwide with 9.6 million people becoming ill and 1.5 million dying of TB. TB remains the leading killer among people living with HIV. Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is one of the health targets of the newly
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.
Ndengelwa, Kenya—Sarah Naisambu was depressed. After experiencing two miscarriages, the young mother blamed herself for not seeking out antenatal care (ANC) services early in both pregnancies—thereby missing out on comprehensive health services and support tailored to meet the needs o
To meet the needs of its people, the government of Ethiopia is working to build up its health workforce. As a result, the nurse-to-population ratio rose from 1 per 5,000 in 2009 to 1 per 2,132 in 2014.1 Despite efforts to retain these workers, however, a recent study of nurses working
Nairobi, Kenya—Family planning use among Kenyan women and couples increased significantly through a Jhpiego-led urban reproductive health program aimed at expanding access to quality health services and contraceptives for hard-to-reach populations between 2011 and 2015. The project, w
Expanding access to high-quality family planning, especially long-acting and reversible methods, is a priority for Jhpiego. As an organization dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and families, Jhpiego is committed to helping women space their births in a safe and heal
Kirinyaga, Kenya—The events of that difficult day in August a few years ago are etched firmly in Charles Waweru’s mind. On that day he left for work with his wife, as he did every morning. All seemed routine, until a few hours later when Charles received a call informing him that his
Jhpiego’s program in Kenya, currently with nearly 200 staff, is one of Jhpiego’s largest and oldest. After an early focus on family planning and reproductive health, Jhpiego subsequently expanded its portfolio in Kenya by providing technical expertise in other areas such as maternal a