Ndengelwa, Kenya—Sarah Naisambu was depressed. After experiencing two miscarriages, the young mother blamed herself for not seeking out antenatal care (ANC) services early in both pregnancies—thereby missing out on comprehensive health services and support tailored to meet the needs o
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 ea
With support from Jhpiego and champions like Dr. Jean Claude Comoe, Côte d’Ivoire is building a sustainable cervical cancer prevention program. More than 36,000 women have benefited from a low-cost, effective screen-and-treat approach.
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
Jakarta, Indonesia—Restiani was just 28-weeks pregnant when she went into labor. Her husband, Martudilah, drove her by motorbike on the 30-minute journey to their public hospital where she gave birth to a premature, underweight boy, Edgar. Hamriani was much further along—38 weeks. She
Nyabor Bandak, a gender counselor at Gambella Teachers Education and Health Science College, vividly remembers the nursing student’s visit to her office. The student, who was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse, had discovered she was pregnant. Sad and distraug
Nairobi, Kenya—Family planning use among Kenyan women and couples increased significantly through a Jhpiego-led urban reproductive health program aimed at expanding access to quality health services and contraceptives for hard-to-reach populations between 2011 and 2015. The project, w