Nebbi General Hospital’s NICU Makeover

In the Nebbi General Hospital’s renovated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Dr. Jackline Akello hovers over incubators, attending to the newborns who were born too soon and need specialized care. Mothers sit on benches and straw mats in a nearby waiting room, the access door is locked to prevent unauthorized visits and reduce chances of

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Renovated hospital in Uganda

Eliminating Cervical Cancer in Namibia

Women living near the Otjimuhaka Clinic in the Kunene region of Namibia would have to travel 93 miles (150 km) along a gravel road to reach a health facility that provided cervical cancer prevention and treatment services. But not anymore. Today, with support from Jhpiego, a visiting nurse at the two-room clinic screens women for

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Namibia

Jhpiego Partnership Sends 460,000 Face Shields to Health Care Workers

Global health leader Jhpiego, in collaboration with aerospace technology company Lighter Than Air (LTA), is providing 460,000 face shields for the personal protection of nurses, doctors, midwives and other frontline workers around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having worked for four decades to save lives, improve health and transform futures in many of the

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Transforming Children’s Futures in Cameroon through Quality Malaria Care

Parents worldwide want to keep their children from harm. In Cameroon, this means being vigilant about signs of malaria in children and ensuring that they can get to a health facility equipped to provide the necessary care. Malaria, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country, is particularly dangerous for children. It’s only

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Monitoring poster

Join Jhpiego at the Virtual American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 2020 Annual Meeting

From November 15–19, 2020, nearly 5,000 tropical medicine and global health professionals from around the world will attend this year’s virtual ASTMH Annual Meeting and Jhpiego will be there too! Jhpiego will hold a symposium and will have several oral and poster presentations during the meeting. Here is a summary of our presence at the

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Nursing Skills Learned through PMI Prove Decisive during Pandemic

Within weeks of the first Covid-19 cases being confirmed in Ghana in March, Community Health Officer (CHO) Gertrude Doku was alarmed by the lack of clients seeking preventive, treatment and referral services for malaria at the Tinkong Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound. Having worked for five years at the compound, which serves about

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A Lifesaving Technique in Safe Surgery Project

Kagera, Kagondo – During the last month of her pregnancy, Zainab Abas visited Kagondo Hospital and learned from an ultrasound that she was having twins. One was head down, but the other was in the breech position, bottom down. Initially shocked, she was counseled about delivery by cesarean section, often necessary for breech babies, and

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Obstetric Care During and After COVID-19

A webinar organized by the G4 Alliance and taking place Sept. 17 during the virtual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, features Dr. John E. Varallo, Jhpiego’s Global Director of Safe Surgery, as co-moderator of a panel discussing “Obstetrics During and After COVID-19: Delivering for Mothers and Babies.” The pandemic notwithstanding, 5 billion people

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Lesotho Nurses Win Trust during Pandemic

What do a Basotho couple—he, a parliamentarian, and she, a public health specialist in Lesotho’s Ministry of Health (MOH)—have in common with a nun in her mid-90s? More than a few things: All had COVID-19. All were hospitalized. All recovered. And all are praising the skills and dedication of the health care providers who treated

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‘Go Girls’ Clubs Aim for Adolescent Health

Blantyre, Malawi — She was not yet 13, and for most of her life, she was sickly. Malaria, diarrhea, fits of coughing and skin irritations often kept her home from school. A trip to the health facility was too far. But a health worker’s visit to her school’s girls club provided answers to the girl’s

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Three Calls Made, Two Lives Saved

Marta Cuna, a community-based lay counselor, pulled out her tablet and tapped the PISAUDE app to check on a client’s record. She was following up on teenager Isabel Tete who had tested positive for HIV at home but never showed up at the health facility to begin treatment and access other HIV services. Tete, 17,

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Mozambique

What Do Coughing and COVID-19 Have to Do with Carolina?

It was not business as usual this morning at the Matola C Health Center. Clients had to wear a mask and, upon their arrival, stand in a queue, maintaining a distance of at least one meter apart. Carolina Justino, wearing a bright red smock and navy blue cap, stood at the head of the line,

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Jhpiego Strengthens Emergency Operation Centers in Nigeria

The Jhpiego-led RISE (Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control) consortium recently provided critical upgrades to Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) in eight states across Nigeria, bolstering that government’s efforts to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Africa’s most populous country. In June, U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard summed up the collective impact of the

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IN PHOTOS: Health care workers keep up the fight against malaria during COVID-19

Jhpiego is collaborating with Ministries of Health in malaria-endemic countries to advocate for, plan and enable continued malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment services, especially for those at highest risk—pregnant women and children under 5—while employing precautions to protect patients and health workers from COVID-19. See the photos

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Community-Level Malaria Prevention Brings Relief in Burkina Faso

In Sinaperedouo, a village in the Sud-Ouest region of Burkina Faso, 28-year-old Bibata and her husband Issa, a 33-year-old gold miner, are overjoyed because Bibata is expecting a third child—and relieved to know that, thanks to the Jhpiego-led Improving Malaria Care (IMC) project, she will be protected against malaria throughout her pregnancy. The IMC project

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A woman receiving medication from a health care worker

Keeping Children Fever and Malaria Free in Burkina Faso

Valentine, her four-year-old son Ernest in tow, made her way to her local health center in the village of Tovor in the Sud-Ouest region of Burkina Faso. On this cool morning in the Harmattan season, characterized by dry and dusty trade winds, she needed to see the nurse. After welcoming Valentine, the nurse asked the

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Woman and infant

Harnessing the Power of a Phone Call

Since March 20, when the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Zimbabwe, five Jhpiego-supported districts have moved fast to ensure that critical health services remain uninterrupted despite a sustained national lockdown. The success of this timely pivot can be attributed, at least in part, to the fact that strong mobile mentorship was in place

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Gender-Transformative Leadership: A Participatory Toolkit for Health Workers

Women make up 70% of the 200 million workers globally who contribute to the health and social sector, but women only hold 25% of leadership roles.1 What’s more, nearly half of women’s contribution to global health is informal or unpaid.1Norms related to job choice, division of household responsibilities, working conditions, institutional policies, and the presence, or

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Reimagining Delivery of Essential Health Care

With the prospect of delivering an effective COVID-19 vaccine ever changing, public health professionals have a responsibility to ensure uninterrupted access to essential health care to women and their families. At the same time, we must protect clients and the health workers who serve them from infection. In a profession noted for person-to-person contact and

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Linking Chronic Conditions and Maternal Death

Ever since she started working as a midwife in 2008, Patricia Nwadike knew it was vital that she have the skills necessary to stop severe bleeding after childbirth. Then, as now, the top direct cause of maternal death in Nigeria, and across all of sub-Saharan Africa, was postpartum hemorrhage. However, global data indicate that a

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