More than 65,000 Men in Gambella Receive VMMC Services to Reduce HIV/AIDS

By Muna Ibrahim and Abebe Shume More than 65,500 men and youth in the Gambella region of Ethiopia have received comprehensive voluntary medical male circumcision services as part of the government’s ongoing commitment to prevent the spread of HIV in the East African country and to save lives. This highly-effective additional HIV prevention strategy was […]

Mothers of premature babies practice kangaroo care to help their newborns grow and thrive.

Learning by Doing on World Prematurity Day in Nepal

By Grace Jacoby   Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 17 — More than 100 health care providers gathered at the Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital to celebrate World Prematurity Day and learn about the causes, challenges, and ways forward for the 15 million preterm babies born each year worldwide. Hosted by Jhpiego and The Midwifery Society of […]

STAR CHPS Recognition and Awards Ceremony

A recognition and awards ceremony marked the end of the five-and-a-half-year STAR CHPS project, with district health directorates, community health volunteers (CHVs), community health management committees (CHMCs), chiefs, individuals and organizations who have excelled and supported the implementation of the high quality CHPS concept in attendance. Nana Adu Kwaw II, Chief of Nzema Akropong in […]

World Contraception Day in Uganda Raises Awareness about Health Benefits of Family Planning

Pallisa, Uganda (September 26) – “It is your life, take charge!” That was the rallying cry of this year’s World Contraception Day event hosted by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, the District of Pallisa and key family planning partners. From friendly football matches and poems about contraceptives, to family planning counseling and traditional dancing, the […]

Jhpiego's field office in Tanzania offer thanks to  USAID Mission Director Sharon Cromer for a successful partnership.

USAID Mission Director in Tanzania Receives Warm Welcome

The Jhpiego team in Dar es Salaam turned out in force to share with Sharon Cromer, the US Agency for International Development Mission Director, the  numerous successes achieved through a long-term partnership to prevent the needless deaths of women and families across Tanzania. Ms. Cromer, the first USAID chief to visit the Jhpiego office, spent […]

A group of Jhpiego staff who supported the project.

Jhpiego Ethiopia Holds Closing Workshop in Project to Reduce Maternal & Child Deaths

By Muna Ahmed Ibrahim In collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and with funding from UNICEF, Jhpiego established 19 standardized training sites across the country in 9 regions to build the capacity of health workers in Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC), to help save the lives of mothers and newborns. This past week, […]

Helping Mothers Survive Strategies Shared with Peace Corps Volunteers

More than 60 new Peace Corps volunteers — nurse practitioners, midwives and physicians — got a chance to see a demonstration of  Jhpiego’s innovative lifesaving strategies as they prepared to leave for their 1-year service abroad. Laura Fitzgerald, Leah Hart — Peace Corps alumnae — and Jennifer Breads served as Jhpiego’s representatives at the July […]

HIV Service Mentorship Pivots to Cholera Preparedness to Face Outbreak

Midwife Betty Mwiinga, Community Health Assistant Moutress Zulu and two volunteers staff Manyana Rural Health Post, which is just over 40 kilometers from the main district hospital in Mazabuka District, Zambia. Betty and her team provide maternity services, family planning, tuberculosis screening, malaria diagnosis and treatment, and HIV counseling, testing and treatment services, in addition […]

VMMC Service Launch Garners Widespread Support in Mafeteng, Lesotho

Mafeteng, Lesotho – Top Ministry of Health officials and U.S. Ambassador Matthew Harrington turned out recently to launch a Jhpiego-supported HIV prevention campaign promoting quality voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) service in the mountainous kingdom. Activists marched through the streets of Mafeteng carrying banners that read, “Protect your nation and get circumcised now.”  Women eagerly […]

Strengthening Nutrition Education in Ethiopia Leads to a Better Prepared Workforce

By Muna Ahmed Ibrahim A new generation of health and agriculture professionals in Ethiopia will join the workforce better educated and prepared to improve nutrition in the communities where they work. That’s the consensus of  partners and organizations involved in the Jhpiego-supported Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic (ENGINE) opportunity project. A workshop […]