Pharmacovigilance Monitoring System (PViMS) – A tool to enhance decision making for patient safety

“Data really powers everything that we do.” – Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn Executive Chairman and ex-CEO As I walked into Dane’s* office that morning, I saw a pile of adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports that the pharmacovigilance (PV) center had received from health care providers and patients across the country. Dane looked at me with eyes [more…]

Measurement that Matters: Understanding Quality of Care from Clients’ Perspectives

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By Leah Jarvis, Katey Peck, Sara Chace Dwyer, Erika Martin & Aparna Jain. This blog was originally published on the Knowledge SUCCESS website. High quality of care (QoC) in contraceptive provision is associated with greater contraceptive uptake, higher continuation of use, and improved client satisfaction. Over several decades, various frameworks and indicators to measure QoC [more…]

Coronavirus: The Ethical Conundrums We Face

The controversies that COVID-19 has highlighted for us Three controversial items are addressed in this essay: social distancing interventions manifested through lockdowns, the challenge of providing access to intensive care units (ICUs) and ventilators, and finally the ethical issues related to the COVID-19 vaccine—especially how those in low resource settings can access vaccines. The priority [more…]

The Critical Role of Nurses and Midwives In and Beyond a Pandemic: Reflecting on 2020 with Ann Phoya, PhD, RNM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The objective of this cause, which is aimed at recognising and celebrating 59% of the world’s health professionals, took on a new dimension as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken [more…]

Two Pakistani Youth are Speaking Out on the Importance of Inclusivity in Sexual and Reproductive Health

This FP2020 blog was originally posted on the Medium website. Family planning advocates in Pakistan, an FP2020 commitment maker since 2012, have worked hard to make sure the country’s FP programs address the needs of a variety of users. Saro Imran and Tanzila Khan, two young people changing the SRH movement in their country, sont [more…]