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On International Day of the Girl Child, nursing student Dibyashree Behara reminds us of the power to dream – and the means to fulfill it

By Indrani Kashyap, Jhpiego In her coastal farming village in eastern India, Dibyashree Behara knew that getting sick meant visiting a local healer or traditional medicine practitioner. “In my village, there is no doctor. One has to walk many miles before they can show themselves to a doctor or a...

What to Do about Tuberculosis in Pregnancy

By Naomi Kalemba , Jhpiego Mwanipela Village, Malawi — “I was very concerned,” the mother said, keeping an eye on her twin sons playing beside her. “I thought I was going to die from this disease, and I was concerned that my babies would die too.” Eliza Kayange wasn’t talking about something...

Health Workers put Family Planning Clients First

In recent years the global health community has galvanized around a call to fulfill the unmet contraceptive needs of 225 million women, most of whom live in developing countries.

Planning a Family by Choice, Not by Chance

By Dr. Leslie Mancuso, President and CEO, Jhpiego Photo by MNCH Services Project Pakistan Initiation of family planning immediately after birth is both efficient for health systems and easier for women since few women in low-resource settings are able to return to a facility for further care. Every...

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