Formerly known as Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics, JHPIEGO is an international non-profit health organization that has been preventing the deaths of women in over 155 developing countries for 40 years. With over 60 programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe, JHPIEGO is a world leader in designing inexpensive, sustainable healthcare programs for the developing world.
JHPIEGO’s area of expertise includes maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, malaria prevention and treatment, infection prevention and control, cervical cancer prevention, tuberculosis, and urban health. They incorporate scientific and technological advances to design sustainable, quality healthcare solutions for the world’s most susceptible populations.
Rather than providing a quick-fix by setting up medical treatment centers intended to be run by their own staff, JHPIEGO aims to create long-term solutions to the health care problems in the developing world. They are dedicated to educating local healthcare workers in cutting edge diagnostic and treatment procedures so that they can continue to provide great care once JHPIEGO has retreated.
JHPIEGO believes that quality healthcare should be readily available to people in their own community, so they develop program initiatives that are adaptable to the geographical, cultural, socio-economical and political diversity of each country. JHPIEGO organizes services wherever they are needed; from urban slums to isolated rural homes, and everywhere in between, in an effort to even the distribution of quality healthcare throughout the world.
– Dana Johnson