Jhpiego Convenes Senior Clinicians in West Africa to Strengthen Infection Prevention and Control Measures against Ebola

Protecting Health Workers in Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria

The Ebola crisis has dealt a devastating blow to West Africa, killing more than 4,900 people, overwhelming health systems and crippling the health workforce. As an international, nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and families, Jhpiego is working side by side with the governments of Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria to provide critical infection prevention and control (IPC) assistance to ensure that health workers are safe on the job and prepared to provide lifesaving care to women and families.


Small Loans Lead to Big Changes for Women in Northern Nigeria

Gusau, Nigeria—Ummi Lawal changed her life and that of her family with a $13 loan.

The Nigerian mother of 12 struggled to provide for her children before joining Talaffin Mata Masu Dabara (TMMD) club in Mada—a women’s savings and loan club that empowers its members to launch small businesses and make independent decisions about issues such as where and when to receive health services.