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  • A License for Quality Creating the Sindh Health Care Commission
    2017 - In 2015, the government of Sindh asked the HSS Component to help establish a Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) by strengthening staff capacity and technical skills to design and implement an effective regulatory framework. The HSS Component helped the government of Sindh accomplish the following: 1) Codified SHCC Governance Structure ...
  • Availability of Malaria Products at the Last Mile: Analysis of Facility and Community Level Data
    September, 2014 - Malawi presents an opportunity to learn more about community-level consumption, and the relationship between consumption at the health facility level and the community level. This document aims to describe relationships between supply chain data on malaria commodities at the community and facility level, specifically looking at stockout data and consumption ...
  • Bangladesh Teams with the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT to Reduce Reporting Time
    March, 2010 - Success story detailing the Task Order 2's efforts to implement the local area network in Bangladesh to strengthen commodity storage and distribution practices. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2010. Download (PDF, 178 KB) ...
  • Barcodes and Document Identifiers to Track and Authenticate Official Documents in the Ethiopian Healthcare Supply Chain
    December, 2016 - In a world with increasing fraudulent activity and counterfeiting, it is extremely important to have mechanisms that will ensure the authenticity of documents, particularly for financial transactions. Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI) provides such a mechanism to track, control, and authenticate documents. This brief outlines how JSI's USAID | DELIVER ...
  • Bridging Malaria Programs and Supply Chains
    December, 2012 - This brief describes how the diverse partners involved in public health supply chains should work together more effectively to achieve improved product availability at service delivery points, where clients access products and services. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2012. Download (PDF, 670 KB) ...
  • Capacity Development in Sindh Province
    2017 - As Pakistan decentralized health, population, education, and other social sectors to the provincial level, that decentralization created some challenges, including limited understanding and capacity of provincial staff to fulfill their new duties. To address this, capacity building became an integral part of both the Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012–2020, which ...
  • Digging into Malaria Data: Comparing HMIS and LMIS Data to Improve Program Management in Zambia
    January, 2012 - To improve malaria program management, it is important to compare data from the health management information system (HMIS) on the number of cases of malaria with data from the logistics management information system (LMIS) on the quantities of treatments dispensed. This report compares such data in Zambia. In addition to ...
  • Driving Supply Chain Evolution: Data Visibility Enables Continuous Improvement
    May, 2017 - The hallmark of a well-integrated and agile supply chain is visibility of high-quality data throughout the end-to-end system that is available to stakeholders from the top to the bottom of the supply system. These data are used for demand and procurement planning at the national level, tracking consumption trends and ...
  • Enhancing Contraceptive Security through Better Financial Tracking--A Resource Guide for Analysts and Advocates
    September, 2013 - This document guides readers through the steps to track contraceptive financing and finance processes. The guide provides information about financing schemes, sources, and agents and details how to collect and analyze data on how much funding was needed, committed, and spent for contraceptives. It also provides information to help users ...
  • Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) Key Practices: Action Plan Brochure
    December, 2016 - Communicating the most accurate information is key to the health and nutrition of mothers, expectant mothers, and young infants. This brochure,developed for use in Ghana, can be useful for healthcare practitioners advising mothers on the best practices for breastfeeding and managing the dietary and nutritional needs of themselves and their ...
  • Every Woman Every Child 2020 Commitments - JSI's 2016 Progress Report
    May, 2017 - In 2015, JSI made a five-year commitment to scale-up activities on immunization, maternal, newborn and child health, logistics services, nutrition, and HMIS in 10 countries worldwide, while training over 20,000 health workers by 2020. This pamphlet documents JSI's progress in 2016 toward this commitment. JSI, 2017. Download (PDF, 9.40 MB) ...
  • From Passive To Active Agents of Change Fostering a Paradigm Shift in the District Planning Culture in Sindh Province Pakistan
    2017 - District health and population management teams (DHPMT) are key district-level decision-making bodies. The Health System Strengthening Component (HSS Component) of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program revitalized DHPMTs in all 23 intervention districts in Sindh Province. The revitalization has facilitated district-level coordination and decision-making and strengthening fiscal and operational planning ...
  • Gavi-NVI JSI Technical Assistance Final Report - Niger
    May, 2016 - In 2013 Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, engaged JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. to provide technical assistance to the Government of Niger for its national rotavirus vaccine introduction and to also a pilot introduction of the HPV vaccine in two districts. JSI also provided support to the introduction of the ...
  • Generating Data to Strengthen the Health System - Sindh Health Facility Assessment
    2017 - Health facility assessments are increasingly used to measure functionality and readiness. In Sindh, the health system faces multiple challenges, including aging infrastructure, deficient human resources, and insufficient quantities of essential medicines, supplies, and equipment. While the Government of Sindh is committed to implementing a reforms agenda through the Sindh Health ...
  • Healthy Women of Ukraine Program Final Report
    September, 2016 - This is the final report of the USAID-funded Healthy Women of Ukraine Program (HWUP), a family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program implemented from 2011 to 2016 by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with the Women’s Health and Family Planning Charitable Foundation (WH&FPF). This report focuses on ...
  • Heartfile Health Financing Providing Access to Life-saving Health Care for Pakistan
    2017 - Globally, more than 100 million people become impoverished and a further 150 million face severe financial hardship as a result of health care payments.This is a critical barrier to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), a central pillar of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Agenda 2030. Heartfile Health Financing (HHF) is ...
  • Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
    November, 2016 - This document summarizes two successful home-based records (HBR) redesign efforts in Madagascar and Ethiopia, including the background and rationale for considering a redesign, the stakeholders involved, and the steps completed in the process to redesign and roll-out a revised HBR. Challenges and lessons learned from both countries are also included. ...
  • Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
    April, 2017 - Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for achieving, monitoring, and sustaining vaccination coverage but have often been underutilized in national immunization programs. Over the years, many countries have used a traditional format that may not be easy for health workers to complete accurately and legibly or for caregivers/parents to ...
  • How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? Afghanistan
    2016 - Information on the services that community health workers (CHW) provide is necessary to advocate for change in training, management, and supervision systems related to the delivery of nutrition services by CHWs, but the diversity and magnitude of community health programs in a country can make it hard to find. In ...
  • Improving Community Health Services in the Post-Ebola Context
    2017 - The Ebola epidemic had a devastating effect on Sierra Leone’s already struggling health facilities. In support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation 2015–2020 Health Sector Recovery Plan, the Advancing Partners & Communities project strengthened critical health services in local communities, with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child ...
  • Indonesia: Improving Availability and Quality of Laboratory Supplies through Standardized Logistics Management Procedures and a Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) for the National Influenza Surveillance Program in Indonesia
    March, 2013 - In March 2010, JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT began providing technical assistance to the CDC-supported National Influenza Surveillance Program in Indonesia. An in-depth assessment of the program’s logistics practices and procedures revealed a series of uncoordinated and ad hoc operations at the National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD), ...
  • Indonesia: Lessons Learned in Cold Chain and Vaccine Management
    November, 2010 - This report documents the background, methodology, challenges, and lessons learned from the Intensification of Avian Influenza Poultry Vaccination- a program that focused on improving cold chain and vaccine management in Indonesia. It is expected that this information will assist the Ministry of Agriculture as it plans and implements increasingly robust ...
  • JSI Gavi New Vaccine Introduction Technical Assistance Final Report - South Sudan
    May, 2016 - JSI’s Gavi-New Vaccine Introduction (NVI) Project provided in-depth support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for new vaccine introductions. From September 2013 through February 2015, JSI provided technical assistance to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) of the South Sudan MOH to support the preparatory activities for the vaccine, its ...
  • Lessons Learned: Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar
    March, 2016 - Diarrheal diseases are the third leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age in Madagascar. To address this public health threat, the country applied to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and received approval to introduce rotavirus vaccine, which was launched in May 2014. This vaccine, in addition to ...
  • Nigeria: Vendor-Managed Inventory Pilot System Design. Bauchi State and Ebonyi State
    May, 2012 - JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, with support from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the state Ministry of Health (MOH), piloted an innovative distribution system, based on vendor-managed inventory (VMI) design principles. The objective of the pilot was to improve the availability of commodities at service delivery points ...
  • Post-Ebola Recovery: Strengthening Primary and Community Health Services
    June, 2017 - Between May 2014 and January 2016, Sierra Leone was impacted by the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. The outbreak exposed critical gaps within the country’s health system, revealing the need to strengthen health services to prevent future outbreaks. To begin the country’s recovery, Sierra Leone launched the Health Sector ...
  • Procurement Performance Indicators Guide: Using Procurement Performance Indicators to Strengthen the Procurement Process for Public Health Commodities
    January, 2013 - This guide provides procurement managers with performance indicators and information on how to implement and use them to monitor and improve procurement system performance. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (PDF, 640 KB) ...
  • Protecting the Most Vulnerable: The Challenge of Urban Immunization
    2016 - By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be urban dwellers, with 90% of this increase occurring in Africa and Asia in cities with fewer than 1,000,000 people. As urban populations continue to grow, the global community must rethink current approaches to immunization to meet the unique needs of the ...
  • RING - Strengthening the Enabling Environment for a Multisectoral Response to Undernutrition
    December, 2016 - The implementation approach of the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project works with the active participation of the Government of Ghana. The goal of this collaboration is to build resilient systems that are better prepared to identify and address nutrition and livelihoods needs. This webinar presentation outlines the foundations of ...
  • Rebuilding Trust in Health Services: Engaging Communities through Facility Management Committees
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s community engagement strategy to help Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation strengthen health systems and structures. The strategy focuses on building the capacity of facility management committees. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 2.86 MB) ...
  • Rehabilitating Peripheral Health Units to Save Lives
    2017 - Clean water and sanitation, the sixth sustainable development goal indicator, is poor in Sierra Leone. The Advancing Partners & Communities project supported the completion and printing of the 2017 Ministry of Health and Sanitation Standards & Guidelines for WASH Services in Health Facilities in Sierra Leone which set the standard ...
  • Scaling Up Chlorhexidine in Pakistan: A game changer for saving newborn lives
    2017 - Although CHX had been added to the essential drug list, the lack of coordination between implementing partners and non-existent standard guidelines and protocols has resulted in fragmented CHX delivery in Pakistan. This fragmentation prohibited possibilities for scale-up, as implementing partners were using different drug protocols and often working in silos. ...
  • Strengthening the Health Workforce in Sierra Leone
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s concept, context, and process for health capacity building, in support of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s vision for strengthening the health workforce. JSI, 2017 Download (PDF, 19.40 MB) ...
  • Strong Management Stronger Health System Strenghtening the Management and Coordination Continuum
    2017 - In 2010 Pakistan decentralized the health system, passing many management functions to the provincial level. Decentralization is widely accepted as a step toward a more efficient and responsive health system. In Pakistan however, supervision, coordination, and communication mechanisms at both the provincial and district levels must be established to ensure ...
  • Strong Systems Save Lives: Health Systems Strengthening in Pictures
    2017 - The Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program worked to strengthen the Government of Pakistan’s health system, with a particular focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Sindh province. This photo book highlights the work and results of the project, including data management, ...
  • Supporting Sierra Leone’s Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020
    2017 - This technical brief describes the Advancing Partners & Communities project concept, context, and process for improving community health systems in Sierra Leone through the adoption and roll-out of the National Community Health Worker Policy 2016–2020. JSI, 2017. ...
  • Task Order 6, Emerging Pandemic Threats Annual Report: February 2012–February 2013
    June, 2013 - This report documents the activities of Task Order 6, Emerging Pandemic Threats, from February 2012-February 2013. It provides a flexible, secure, and efficient supply chain for health commodities and other supplies required to respond to outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases. From the point of procurement to the point of delivery, ...
  • The Risk Assessment and Control Decision Support Tool (TRAC_DST)
    2013 - TRAC_DST is a macro-driven, Excel-based database, visualization, and decision analysis tool developed to aid risk evaluation generation of risk treatment options, and risk performance monitoring in global and public health supply chains. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (XLS, 8.08 MB) ...
  • Timor Leste Health Improvement Project Final Report
    December, 2015 - This final report presents the activities and accomplishments of the Timor Leste Health Improvement Project. The vision of the project was to help develop a comprehensive, well-managed health service delivery system that improves the health of families, women, men, and children to be shared by all. The report resents results ...
  • Traceability in Ethiopia's Health Sector: Piloting GSI Barcodes with Global Trade Item Number Serialization to Track Health Commodities from Supplier to Health Facility
    December, 2016 - This brief describes how Ethiopia’s Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA), with support from JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, has successfully piloted the GS11 barcode technology to enhance their health commodity supply chain. PFSA, a division of the Federal Ministry of Health, currently distributes more than U.S. $850 million dollars’ ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Malaria Task Order 7 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7, which ran from March 2011 to February 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Malaria Task Order 7 October 2015 to September 2016
    November, 2016 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7, from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016. The project works to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 4 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 4, from October 1, 2010–February 28, 2017. The project worked to improve the lives of men, women, and families by strengthening the supply chains that deliver health commodities, developing sustainable national capacity and ownership for ...
  • USAID Deliver Project | Task Order 5 Completion Report February 2017
    February, 2017 - This report describes the activities and achievements of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 5, which ran from September 2010 to February 2017. The objective of the task order was to improve the provision of condoms, contraceptives, and other essential public health supplies to USAID-supported programs by achieving a ...
  • Vaccines For All Improving Routine Immunization in Sindh Province Using A Health Systems-based
    2017 - Recognizing the challenges to improving the performance of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the province, the Government of Sindh’s Department of Health (DOH) requested technical support from the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health program team to conduct an EPI pilot in the four ...
  • Web-based Dashboard, Sindh: A Key Intervention to Strengthen Health Systems
    2017 - The Sindh Department of Health requested the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program to provide technical assistance to develop an integrated, online, interactive MIS dashboard. This dashboard was envisaged to link data from all vertical service delivery programs, including national, provincial, and district levels health ...
  • Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan
    2012 - These PowerPoint slides will help facilitators teach: 1) the basic concepts of supply chain risk management 2) how to evaluate and prioritize risks 3) how to develop potential strategies to handle each risk. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013. Download (PPTX, 164 KB) ...
  • Zambia: Disparities between Reported Confirmed Malaria Cases and ACT Uptake in Selected Districts
    March, 2015 - The Zambian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, through the National Malaria Control Program, are working to ensure high-quality, safe, and efficacious malaria control prevention and treatment services in Zambia. The malaria disease burden and the resulting mortality can be reduced by ensuring an ...
  • Zambia: Provincial offices strengthen supply chain activities
    October, 2015 - This success story focuses on establishing provincial offices for the purpose of bringing technical assistance closer to service delivery points in Zambia, both at district as well as facility levels. By increasing country-wide information and overcoming challenges, JSI's USAID | DELIVER and SCMS projects became more successful in working with ...