A newborn’s first haircut is more than a beautiful tradition in Bauchi state. It’s an innovative way to save lives.
Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions in history, saving two to three million lives every year. However, national immunization supply chains continue to face challenges that result in poor temperature control, risks of reduced potency, and poor availability.
Over the past four decades, JSI has supported more than 80 countries to build and maintain health systems that are capable of delivering life-saving services and products to women, children, and adolescents, whenever and wherever they need them. JSI began supporting the Millennium Development Goals in 2011 with the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) campaign, […]
The places in which people live, play, learn, and work, determine their ability to access the resources necessary for maintaining a long, healthy life. There is growing recognition of the benefits of place-based strategies to help communities flourish and their inhabitants to thrive.
JSI staff are committed to providing evidence-based, context-specific services that respond to locally-identified needs. Read along to learn how JSI’s Folami Harris and Hannabah Blue are working to prevent HIV among vulnerable populations in the United States and around the world.
Behaviors and habits established during adolescence have ramifications that affect the quality of life and health throughout adulthood. Adolescence is a critical transition period that includes rapid biological developments and increasing independence. Predisposed to greater risk-taking, adolescents are at an increased danger for negative consequences through substance use, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. In […]
Mental health problems in Sierra Leone pose a high burden of developmental, emotional, and behavioral disorders not only in adults but also in children and adolescents. The country’s recent history includes a long civil war, the Ebola epidemic, and in 2017, a mudslide that killed more than 500 people. Furthermore, throughout Sierra Leone, there is […]
Opioid, alcohol, and other drug misuse and disorders place a tremendous strain on families, workplaces, communities, and health care systems. In 2016, overdoses involving opioids killed more than 42,000 people in the United States, and that number has only increased since. Women often suffer the consequences of substance misuse disorders the most, either because of […]