The demand for contraceptive implants is up, with more women getting the long-acting protection that they want. This means, of course, that there’s going to be a greater need for providers who are confidently able to remove the tiny, thin rods, about the size of a matchstick, when women decide that they want them removed.
Apapai, Uganda—I walked into the Eastern Ugandan health clinic in the late morning, just as Susan Nabwire delivered her first baby. Nurse-midwife Christine Apio, who was attending to her, was ready for the first newborn, despite the baby’s arrival nearly two months early.
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