Jhpiego at 40 – commitment to malaria prevention and control in Burkina Faso

Jhpiego was founded in 1973 to provide technical assistance to countries where the risk of maternal mortality and morbidity was quite high.  While focusing on local capacity building from the start, Jhpiego’s model for technical assistance has evolved.  Burkina Faso first benefitted in 1983 by having health staff attend intensive training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. … Continue reading Jhpiego at 40 – commitment to malaria prevention and control in Burkina Faso

Taking malaria capacity building to scale: Lessons on an Integrated Policy Package from Burkina Faso

Presented at Jhpiego’s Mini-University, 24 June 2013 in Baltimore by Bill Brieger, Rachel Waxman, Elaine Roman and Ousmane Badolo Between October 2009 and March 2013, with support from the USAID Malaria Program, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), led by Jhpiego  has worked in close collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP)… Continue reading Taking malaria capacity building to scale: Lessons on an Integrated Policy Package from Burkina Faso

Can We Simplify Malaria History?

Scientific American is known for making the latest scientific advances – from dark matter to disease management – accessible to a wide audience.  An article in the November 2010 issue on malaria vaccine progress is generally a good example. The following passage though, may simplify the history of eradication a bit too much. In the… Continue reading Can We Simplify Malaria History?

Kenya Launches National Malaria Strategy 2009-2017

If you want to walk fast, walk alone If you want to walk far, walk together  (Maasai Proverb) Walking together in partnership was the theme of the launching, held last night, of Kenya’s second national malaria strategy covering the years 2009-2017.  Officials from the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation acknowledged throughout the ceremony the… Continue reading Kenya Launches National Malaria Strategy 2009-2017