As a volunteer health promoter for the George Health Centre, Violet spends her days out and about, talking about voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). It’s a task that takes the 58-year-old widow into barbershops, markets, bars, clubs, churches … any place men tend to frequent o
As a health care provider in rural Zambia, nurse-midwife Michael Mweetwa Chinene struggled to stay current with evolving best practices in HIV and tuberculosis care.
“I have a very busy schedule at my facility,” said Chinene, who works in Mazabuka District in the Southern Province,
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
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and partners released the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Mid-Initiative Report, which shows nearly a 50 percent reduction in maternal deaths in target facilities in Uganda and Zambia in the first 2½ years of the initiative.
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
Kafue, Zambia—Lt. Suwilanji Musamba, a member of the Zambian Defense Forces, never considered male circumcision an option. To Musamba, male circumcision was a cultural practice of a few Zambian tribes from the western and northwestern provinces. That was his thinking until he learned
Mansa, Zambia—Clinical Officer Aloysius Mulenga Kakungu was filling in at a rural health center when, early one morning, a pregnant woman arrived in labor nearly fully dilated. In examining the woman, he discovered that the baby’s hand was alongside the head, posing a potential proble
What do you have when you bring together a master trainer, a MamaNatalie, 13 midwives and the First Lady of Zambia?
A dedicated group of frontline health workers engaged in strengthening their skills in emergency obstetric and newborn care under the stewardship of Jhpiego alumnae,