Using the Best Science to Save Lives
HIV, tuberculosis, Ebola, Zika. These diseases make for scary headlines, but most of the time they seem far removed from our daily lives. However, they continue to threaten men, women and children across the world.
Although progress is being made, the HIV epidemic still devastates countless lives. In 2017, 1.8 million new HIV infections were reported, two-thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa; and worldwide, tuberculosis—a preventable and treatable disease—was responsible for 1.6 million deaths.
We have strong solutions to improve people’s health so they can thrive, and we’re bringing these solutions close to the communities hardest hit by these diseases.
Since 2009, Jhpiego has diagnosed more than 414,000 people with HIV in 17 countries in East and Southern Africa and Haiti.
Countries we support
How we make an impact
As a key partner in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Jhpiego works with ministries of health, defense force health systems, national AIDS programs, educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations, professional associations and faith- and community-based organizations to implement HIV testing, prevention and care and treatment programs.Learn more
Jhpiego works toward the global goal of eliminating TB by:
- Integrating TB prevention, care and treatment with all of our HIV programs in collaboration with ministries of health, national TB and HIV programs, educational institutions and nongovernmental organizations.
- Integrating TB with maternal health programs to improve case detection and link clients with TB to treatment earlier.
- Providing technical assistance to nursing education institutions, including in Zambia, Botswana, Lesotho, Ghana, Liberia and South Africa to ensure that new graduates are able to provide high-quality integrated services.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Ebola crisis in West Africa
With decades of experience in the region, Jhpiego worked side by side with the governments of Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria to provide training and assistance to health workers during the 2014 – 2016 Ebola outbreak. We assisted ministries of health and professional organizations as they addressed the crisis that disrupted many essential health services. We reinforced health workers’ infection prevention skills so they could perform their jobs safely. This saved lives and was a crucial step in building client’s confidence in health facilities so they would return for services—of particular concern for pregnant women and new mothers.Access our Ebola resources
Zika virus epidemic
In February 2016, after the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, we met with ministries of health and regional partners to assess needs and identify priorities in five countries in the region. We implemented activities through sub-awards, short-term technical assistance, and remote support, working in partnership with host governments, regional professional associations, local non-governmental nonprofits and research organizations.