Strengthening Health Systems for Strong, Healthy Families: 2015 Jhpiego Annual Report
What a dynamic, impactful year 2015 has been! Leading the US Agency for International Development’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, a diverse consortium of organizations charged with improving the health of mothers and newborns in 24 countries. Partnering with the government of Ethiopia to develop a modern, efficient human resources for health system for the country. Strengthening nursing and midwifery education in Myanmar. Advancing the skills of health workers across West Africa to confront the next infectious disease epidemic. Expanding family planning services in the Philippines. Innovating ways to influence adolescents in Kenya to delay pregnancy. Reaching vulnerable Tanzanians with an array of HIV prevention and treatment services.
Those are just a few highlights of Jhpiego’s extraordinary work helping countries build strong, independent, efficient, and quality-driven health systems that save lives. Along with our partners in government, business, foundations, international nonprofits, and local communities, we share a commitment to sustainable achievements that countries can carry forward proudly and confidently so that women and families, no matter where they live, however remote or tough to reach, will receive the high-quality health care services they desire.
Jhpiego knows what it takes to strengthen health systems. Whether working in Afghanistan or Zimbabwe, we adapt our collective technical and program experience of over 42 years to a country’s needs, resources, and ambitions to end preventable deaths of mothers and newborns; expand access to family planning; increase cervical cancer screening and same-day treatment; prevent malaria in pregnant women and their unborn babies; provide HIV counseling, testing, and treatment for women, men, and children; and so much more.