Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For 35 years, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego’s program management strategy recognizes the technical complexity and geographical, cultural, socio-economic and political diversity among our programs. It develops global program initiatives and technical interventions that can be adapted to each country.
The Jhpiego model is based on developing strong partnerships with communities, governments and organizations to build sustainable local health systems. Through the use of innovative approaches, it puts research to practice for creative solutions to improve the health of women and families throughout the world. Its core competencies are: human capacity development; standards and guidelines; education, training and curriculum development; and performance and quality improvement. Jhpiego’s work is focused on: maternal and child health; family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS prevention and care; infection prevention and control; malaria prevention and treatment; and cervical cancer prevention and treatment.
Links to the health workforce crisis
Jhpiego has been working worldwide for more than 30 years implementing programs aimed at expanding, strengthening, and supporting the health workforce. It has developed innovative performance improvement and support approaches, including Standards-based Management and Recognition. Jhpiego also works in information systems designed to improve the deployment and training of HRH, such as the Training Information and Monitoring System. More recently, Jhpiego has developed a comprehensive and didactic framework aimed at strengthening HRH management capacity at the health district level. Its technical and training materials are widely utilized worldwide.
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