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Catch up on the latest from Jhpiego, from our partners, from our experts in the field, and from the people and communities we support.

Meet the People We Serve

Jhpiego’s global reach is vast. One billion people live in communities we support, individuals deserving of quality health care, from the pregnant woman in Nepal to the vulnerable teenager in Mozambique to the young father in Lesotho.

Blazing a New Data Trail 

By Maryalice Yakutchik  The latest chapter of Jhpiego’s storied history in cervical cancer prevention finds us working toward global implementation of a breakthrough screening strategy allowing nearly all women everywhere to learn if they have human papillomavirus (HPV), the common virus that leads to cervical cancer, so they can get care before it progresses.  The


 Pursuing Dreams in South Sudan

By Maryalice Yakutchik and Joan Nduta with reporting by Susan Martinez Small Jobs, A Big Start Juba, South Sudan — Zita’s soap business makes spot-on sense in a full-circle kind of way. When she was a girl, her mother took in laundry to earn money so that Zita and her sisters could eat and go


Moms & midwives both deserve better…

Improving maternal health care must take two perspectives into account. So we started by asking women and midwives what they want. By Maryalice Yakutchik The Antenatal/Postnatal Care Research Collective shares its findings on what women want in health services alongside the need to improve conditions for nurses and midwives to ensure quality health services. Explore behavioral


Integrating family planning with primary health care in Pakistan 

Islamabad, Pakistan — A series of miscarriages prompted Shaista Munir to visit her local health center and discuss ways to prevent getting pregnant again. A mother of three children, Munir met with a health provider who counseled her on a range of family planning options that would meet her needs and allow her to focus

Shaista Muneer

Born Healthy in Badrika

Nurse-midwife Maya Devi Sharma ensures access to quality health services before, during and after childbirth. By Indrani Kashyap Listen in as storyteller Indrani Kashyap takes us on a journey through Badrika, India. Indrani Kashyap | Sr. Regional Communicator, Jhpiego On a bright winter morning in Badrika, an agrarian village in North India surrounded by yellow


Women Leading Efforts to Improve Health and Nutrition of Children and Families in Guatemala

By Fernando Arevalo and Indrani Kashyap In the high mountains of Agua Alegre in Huehuetenango, a community of mostly indigenous people in Guatemala, Brende Evelia Tomás is charting a new path in improving the health and welfare of women, children and families. Her recent election to the municipal health commission—as one of three women—has put


Strengthening hospital infection prevention and control in Pakistan

Global Health Security project helps build resilient health systems By Ammar Zafarullah & Leanne Gray Karachi, Pakistan–Civil Hospital Karachi has seen its fair share of public health emergencies since it was first built over a century ago: the bubonic plague pandemic of 1894, the influenza pandemic of 1918, outbreaks of leprosy and, since 2020, the


Meeting Women Where They Are

Generating awareness and demand, preventing and controlling women’s cancers By Indrani Kashyap When Salimar Valencia Lopez reached the busy, government-run Tondo Medical Center in Manila for a free cervical cancer screening, she had no idea that she could conduct part of the test herself. The health worker explained to Salimar that she could collect her


With PrEP, I am in Control…

…and I Choose to Stay Safe from HIV By Charles Wanga Mathare, Nairobi County—While waiting for her son’s turn at the well-baby clinic of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), the only health care provider in the Mathare slum, Ivonta Molenta spotted a young woman handing out brochures. She reached for one but it slipped to


Why Men’s Health?

Jhpiego’s Chief Medical Officer Gives Answers—and Makes a Confession By Maryalice Yakutchik Every cent of the $40,979 raised during 2021 Global Miles for Mothers is destined for one of the world’s most vulnerable communities—Sofala province in Mozambique, where Cyclone Idai destroyed the Dondo Health Center and then COVID-19 delayed repairs. When it reopens in 2022,


Hopes Rise in Nigeria

A data-driven USAID project brings lifesaving HIV care to families’ doorsteps. By Charles Wanga Photos by Moses Adejo and KC Nwakalor Ibiono Ibom, Nigeria—Udeme Daniel is living healthy with HIV, working side-by-side with her husband, Aniekan, to provide for their eight children. The couple sells palm oil and fufu, a traditional food, in the village


Sunita’s Story

This young mother’s chance meeting with a champion midwife made all the difference. By Tajrian Chowdhury  Sunita Rikiyasun, a mother of two, has lived her entire life in Bangladesh’s tea gardens. Married at 14, Sunita gave birth to her first baby at home two years later, assisted by a traditional birth attendant who had no formal


As the Pandemic continues, the Baltimore Health Corps Expands

On April 15, 2020, Ruth Young Tyler’s employer called to say her services “were no longer needed.” Suddenly, she was an out-of-work marketing manager. As Ruth will attest, there was a surprising upside to losing that job. The Baltimore City Health Department suddenly did need her services—not least her energy, empathy and well-honed communications skills.


Growing Up Girl

In Kenya’s informal settlements, it’s tough being a girl. But a new club is teaching young people key skills to stay healthy and reach their dreams.


Fellowship of the Moms

When Ruth was pregnant with Naomi, her second child, she thought she knew what pregnancy and childbirth would be like. But she didn’t anticipate lifelong friends and care that empowered her and her husband to take charge of their family’s health!

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Partners in Planning

Murki doesn’t make itself, and money doesn’t grow on trees—it takes resourceful entrepreneurs in Reena and Kunna to make their business work. And it takes them something else too: family planning.


Moms & Malaria

Elyse and Jacqueline don’t know each other, but they live in the same region, see the same midwife and struggle with something all too common in their community: malaria.