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Jhpiego Newsletter | March 2018
Community midwife Alia Jogi
Building Business Brings Big Benefits
Pakistani midwife Alia Jogi only delivered a handful of mothers every month at her community clinic. Then she received business skills training, and the number of patients skyrocketed.
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Young mother and baby
Teen Moms Take Charge of Their Future
Shanille was 4 months pregnant—young, afraid and alone. But a new teen-friendly program in the Philippines connected her to the care and support she needed to have a healthy pregnancy and a bright future.
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Community malaria-fighter
Innovating to Tackle Malaria in Pregnancy
Batu Angela knows firsthand the danger that malaria poses in pregnancy. But with her community health worker’s help, this pregnant mother also knows how to prevent it.
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“We cannot achieve our goals of ending maternal and child deaths without addressing critical health system barriers around the world,” Grace Chee, the health systems strengthening and equity team lead for the United States Agency for International Development’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), says in this webcast recap of a Woodrow Wilson Center event held February 27. Dr. Koki Agarwal, director of MCSP, is among those emphasizing the importance of strengthening health system structures and processes so that reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services can be sustained at scale.

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A new manual for clinicians providing contraceptive implant removal services aims to help guide them to find implants that are either deeply palpable or nonpalpable. It includes implant localization techniques by implant brand and techniques for localization with ultrasound sonography.

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A cross-sectional descriptive task analysis of rural health extension workers in Ethiopia revealed gaps and recommends changes in their pre-service education, in-service training and scope of practice. Authors of the article, published in BMC Health Services Research, suggest that community-based health worker programs in other low-income countries may face similar problems and could benefit from this kind of task analysis for improving universal access to primary health care services.

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