For more than 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has been working to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. An affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, Jhpiego was founded to share the latest in health knowledge for women in their child-bearing years, experience and technology with health providers in the developing world. Their focus has expanded to include health issues for moms and children, including the critical adolescent years, HIV/AIDS, malaria prevention and treatment, cervical cancer screening and family planning. Today, Jhpiego works in more than 40 countries, from Afghanistan to Zambia.
Jhpiego assists countries in confronting and addressing health needs for women and their families. They educate and prepare front-line health workers (doctors, nurses, midwives and community health workers) with evidence-based skills and techniques to deliver quality health care. Jhpiego believes that because many people cannot reach needed services easily and expeditiously, services must be made available to people where they live and in their community.
To meet that need, Jhpiego designs and implements effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that can be delivered by a community health care worker in a home or by a doctor or a nurse in a hospital. They support and are working toward integrating treatment services and health interventions for different illnesses so women and families can be treated for several conditions in a convenient place at one time.
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