Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University

Saving lives. Improving health.Transforming futures.

Baltimore, MD   |  www.jhpiego.org

Mission

Jhpiego creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

Ruling year info

1935

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr Leslie Mancuso

Main address

1615 Thames Street

Baltimore, MD 21231 USA

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EIN

23-7424444

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International Health Development (Q39)

Public Foundations (T30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1974, our work to save lives and improve health has reached people in 155 countries worldwide. Our mission is to ensure access to lifesaving health care for all people, whoever they are, wherever they live. We do this by working with countries to identify their greatest health challenges, collaborate in developing innovative, sustainable solutions, and partner with them to get the job done. Our staff of nearly 4,000, the majority of whom are based in the 39 countries where we work, serve millions of the world’s most vulnerable women and their families.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Around the world, women are dying from preventable complications before, during and after childbirth, many of which can be treated with simple and affordable solutions. Jhpiego works to increase the number of women who have access to the high-quality care that can prevent needless deaths with the right services, at the right time, in the right ways. Since 1998, we’ve led four consecutive USAID global flagship programs that aimed, in part, to improve maternal health in dramatic and measurable ways.

In the last five years alone, we’ve helped more than:
• 15.8 million women give birth in a health facility with trained providers,
• 300,000 women know if they have cervical cancer, and
• 32,000 women receive lifesaving cesarean sections.

Jhpiego works to improve the quality of maternal health care at both community and facility levels so that all women can access lifesaving care – no matter where they live. This includes training providers to prevent and manage the leading causes of maternal death and innovating ways to reach even the most remote communities with high-quality antenatal care. Our goal is healthy pregnancies, from start to finish, ending in deliveries in well-functioning facilities with trained providers.

We know that adolescents have their own unique health needs. Tragically, the leading cause of death for 15- to 19-year-old girls is complications from pregnancy and childbirth, and they represent 11% of all births worldwide. Jhpiego supports evidence-based adolescent health programs that help young people reach their full potential and lead healthy, productive lives. These investments can transform lives and produce positive economic and social results well into adulthood.

Among all women, breast and cervical cancers are tragically common. In the low- and middle-income countries where Jhpiego works, these cancers are often diagnosed too late to save lives. To address this, Jhpiego introduces and expands programs that promote early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and has reached nearly half a million women worldwide with cervical cancer prevention services. We are also actively involved in global and country-level efforts to expand HPV vaccinations to protect girls from cervical cancer and improve the health of adolescents.

Given that pregnant women and children are most at risk of dying from malaria, which is preventable and treatable, combatting the disease is a key part of Jhpiego’s work. We educate communities about the use of insecticide-treated bed nets and, where beneficial, provide preventive treatment for pregnant women and children under five. We empower health workers at the community and facility levels to test for malaria and treat malaria cases. In addition, we support case detection, follow-up, investigation and data collection to understand the impact of the disease on communities.

We also understand the strong connection between maternal survival and family planning. Jhpiego works tirelessly to ensure that all women get the care they need to build their futures by integrating family planning with other health services and bringing modern contraceptive methods closer to the women who need them. In 2018 alone, these efforts saved the lives of an estimated 9,000 women in 12 low- to middle-income countries.

Population(s) Served

For 25 years, Jhpiego has been a global technical expert on infection prevention and control (IPC), surveillance, outbreak response—including for Ebola virus disease and COVID-19. In some of the most challenging areas for health, we’re helping countries address antimicrobial resistance and keep both health care workers and patients safe. To date, Jhpiego has assisted more than 40 countries to integrate IPC practices, including efforts to prevent antimicrobial resistance, into all areas of service delivery.

Over 15 years and across 34 countries, Jhpiego has worked to reduce the global burden of HIV through testing, male circumcision, and support to people on treatment. These efforts provided 10 million people with testing services, and linked more than 240,000 people living with HIV to care and treatment services. In addition, from 2009 to 2018, 3,870,544 men and boys were circumcised through Jhpiego programs, significantly reducing their chances of HIV infection.

Our approach to combatting malaria, which disproportionately kills pregnant women and young children, is multi-pronged. We educate communities about the use of insecticide-treated bed nets and, where beneficial, provide preventive treatment for pregnant women and children under five. We empower health workers at the community and facility levels to test for malaria and treat malaria cases. And we support case detection, follow-up, investigation and data collection to understand the impact of the disease on communities. In 2019 alone, Jhpiego-supported programs provided 1.9 million pregnant women with preventive treatment, 2.1 million children with seasonal malaria chemoprevention, and 19.7 million children and adults with prompt malaria confirmatory testing and appropriate treatment. These efforts are estimated to have averted approximately 19,729 deaths and 1.6 million disability-adjusted life years.

Shockingly, a lack of surgical care kills more people each year than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Globally, 5 billion people do not have access to safe and affordable surgical care, which causes nearly 17 million deaths each year. Most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries, and within these countries, the poorest individuals and those living in rural areas suffer the most.

Jhpiego is expanding quality surgical care to those most in need—including the 100,000 women who die each year from a lack of timely cesarean sections. We are a founding member of the G4 Alliance and are building the capacity of health providers to transform the way surgical care is delivered. Since we began this work in 2016, 58,899 major surgeries have been performed in four Jhpiego-supported countries – 32,596 of which were cesarean sections. In Tanzania alone, in less than two years, our program reduced surgical deaths by 50% across 40 health facilities.

Population(s) Served

Helping countries build resilient health systems that meet the needs of their populations is key to optimizing our work—and ensuring its sustainability. Jhpiego works with governments and country-level organizations to make high-quality, evidence-based health care services available to their people. We work to ensure that health care providers are adequately trained and strategically deployed. We help prepare nurses and midwives to take on leadership roles at all levels of the health care system. In addition, we help governments, health care providers, and individuals have up-to-date, reliable information on which to make the best decisions.

We know that ending preventable deaths and helping communities thrive requires that countries can provide great health care to all of their people. We measure our achievements by the health of the countries we serve. Are they rising up to new challenges thanks to our partnership? Are we leaving communities and nations better equipped to use their own resources to improve health services?

As we live through a global pandemic, and on the heels of responding to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, we know that strong health systems are the key to holding the line on progress toward our global health goals—and responding new health threats when they emerge. The new normal must be a landscape focused on resilient, community-driven health systems, bolstered by a digitally enabled health work force, and solutions that decentralize care. Our global team is skilled in the work needed to build the stronger health systems and resilient communities of the future that will emerge from COVID-19 and future crises.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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Our goals are ambitious: self-reliant countries, healthy families, and resilient communities. We believe that all people, regardless of where they live, should have equitable access to high-quality, lifesaving health care delivered by competent and caring providers.

Every day, thousands of women, children and men die of preventable causes: cervical cancer, malaria, HIV, and complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We bring lifesaving care to those who need it the most. Whether we are pioneering a new way of thinking and doing to bring safe surgery to the billions worldwide who lack it or blazing a literal trail through mountains and valleys to reach the hardest to reach, we are relentless. We push for equality—ensuring women are equal partners in health and life. We innovate constantly—leading flagship partnerships to serve millions with health care they have never had before, building evidence to forge new policy and revolutionizing health services in communities worldwide.

We want every woman to give birth with a skilled, respectful midwife at her side. We look forward to the day when anyone can visit their local health provider for the primary health care they deserve. We know every child can be delivered HIV-free, live malaria-free, attain an education and reach their dreams. We believe in youth entrepreneurs, nurse-leaders and never saying “impossible.”

Jhpiego creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts, and local communities, we build health providers’ skills and develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

Our success in 155 countries has been built on helping countries to help themselves. We partner with governments to initiate and adopt policies, implement systems, and build a confident and skilled workforce able to deliver high-quality services to every doorstep. We have shared knowledge, expertise and innovative practices to ensure that countries from Afghanistan to Zambia can improve the health of the most vulnerable families and strengthen communities in prosperous times as well as when disaster hits. Our focus has been on forging sustainable health systems through which countries care for themselves—from home to health facility.

With our partners, Jhpiego also builds the capacity of local organizations to operate with the best evidence-based skills and strategies. This includes building technical capacity as well as financial capacity, data-driven monitoring and evaluation, and governance, program and human resource management. The goal is to leverage our expertise to assist local organizations to operate efficiently, effectively and independent of donor support. Professional associations, civil society organizations, private facilities, and faith-based and community groups have all benefited from this assistance.

Jhpiego’s current portfolio is vast and implemented through a gender lens with an eye on health systems strengthening in the countries where we work. For more than four decades, we’ve introduced evidence-based innovations into global public health interventions to improve the lives of women, children and families in some of the most challenging areas for health.

Since 1998, Jhpiego has led four consecutive USAID global flagship programs to increase maternal and newborn survival. In the last five years, 15,178,822 women delivered in a Jhpiego-supported health facility with skilled care. And in 2018 alone, we helped governments of 12 low- to middle-income countries save the lives of ~ 81,000 children and 9,000 women through improved contraceptive services.

We aim to improve maternal health early, supporting evidence-based adolescent health programs to help young people reach their full potential, while introducing and expanding programs to detect and diagnose breast cancer. We’ve also reached nearly half a million women with cervical cancer prevention services and are actively expanding HPV vaccinations to protect girls from the disease, as well.

Our technical expertise includes infection prevention and control, surveillance, outbreak response—including for Ebola virus disease and COVID-19—and reducing the global burden of HIV. Since 2001, Jhpiego has supported HIV testing service programs in 34 countries, providing 10 million people with testing services, and linking more than 240,000 people living with HIV to care and treatment services. From 2009 to 2018, 3,870,544 men and boys were circumcised through Jhpiego programs, significantly reducing their chances of HIV infection. We are helping to eliminate TB by integrating TB prevention, care and treatment with all of our HIV programs in collaboration with ministries of health, national TB and HIV programs, educational institutions and nongovernmental organizations.

Combatting malaria is another key part of Jhpiego’s work. In 2019, our programs provided 1.9 million pregnant women with preventive treatment, 2.1 million children with seasonal malaria chemoprevention, and 19.7 million children and adults with prompt malaria confirmatory testing and appropriate treatment. This work is estimated to have averted about 19,729 deaths and 1.6 million disability-adjusted life years.

Jhpiego also expands quality surgical care to those most in need—including the 100,000 women who die each year from a lack of timely cesarean sections. We are a founding member of the G4 Alliance and are building the capacity of health providers to transform the way surgical care is delivered. Since we began this work in 2016, 58,899 major surgeries have been performed in four Jhpiego-supported countries – 32,596 of which were cesarean sections. In Tanzania alone, in less than two years, our program reduced surgical deaths by 50% across 40 health facilities.

Since Jhpiego’s inception, our work to save lives and improve health has reached people in 155 countries and touched more than one billion women and families. We currently have active programs in 39 countries across the globe.

We have consistently been a health care leader, fighting on the frontlines of every major health crisis since our founding. In recent years, this includes working with a team at Johns Hopkins University to develop an enhanced personal protective suit for health care workers in Ebola treatment centers, and coordinating with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing on a COVID-19 training course for nurses across the globe.

In the last five years alone (2015-2019), Jhpiego support has positively affected women, children and health systems in some of the most challenging areas for health:

Maternal and newborn health
• 15,867,623 women gave birth in a health facility where Jhpiego has trained providers.
• 177,335 babies not breathing/crying at birth were successfully resuscitated at a health facility.

Family Planning Services
• 2,346,930 women voluntarily initiated postpartum family planning.

Adolescent Health
• 3,404,061 adolescents were tested for HIV.
• 51,139 adolescents are currently on antiretrovirals.
• 13,339 adolescents were newly enrolled on antiretrovirals.

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment
• 314,476 women were screened for cervical cancer.
• 11,792 received treatment for suspect lesions on the same day.

HIV
• 10,824,110 people were tested for HIV and received their results.
• 3,166,377 men voluntarily chose medical male circumcision to help prevent HIV.
• 120,514 individuals were newly enrolled on antiretroviral therapy.
• 63,239 individuals started on oral prophylaxis to prevent HIV (2017–2019).

Malaria
• 78,189,247 people were provided with prompt malaria confirmatory testing and appropriate treatment.
• 19,428,473 individuals received medicine to prevent malaria.
• 7,157,434 pregnant women received two doses of intermittent preventive treatment.
• 7,498,334 pregnant women received insecticide-treated bed nets.

Health Workforce
• 107,681 individuals graduated from Jhpiego-supported health institutions and colleges.

Safe Surgery
• 58,899 major surgeries were performed in four countries where Jhpiego led this initiative.
• Of those, Safe Surgery 32,596 were cesarean sections (consistent with medically necessary standards).

Going forward, we know we must hold the line on progress toward our global health goals even as novel threats—like COVID-19—emerge. The new normal is a landscape focused on resilient, community-driven health systems, bolstered by a digitally enabled health work force, and solutions that decentralize care. Our global team is skilled in the work needed to build the stronger health systems and resilient communities of the future that will emerge from this, and future, crises.

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Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University

Board of directors
as of 8/17/2020
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Board chair

Dr. Howard Mandel

Howard C. Mandel M.D., FACOG

Term: 2009 - 2021

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No