Capacity Development: Our Work



Supporting Local Ownership through Flagship Capacity Development Projects

JSI worked with 27 health NGOs in Africa, Europe, and Haiti with the Technical Assistance to the New Partnerships Initiative and the New Partner Initiative Technical Assistance project. Driven by the philosophy that local ownership is critical for sustainable development, we collaborated with these organizations to bolster their leadership, management, and technical capacity. Through self-assessments and tailored technical assistance, we strengthened systems to optimize performance and support continued fundng to serve their communities.
 
Strengthening the Capacity of Liberia's National Health System

In Liberia, JSI worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) through the USAID-funded Rebuilding Basic Health Services to build the government's capacity to establish WHO's six health systems building blocks. RBHS supported the MOHSW to build a health management information system and improve the collection, analysis, and use of data for decision-making. RBHS also assisted the MOHSW in the launch of performance-based financing. RBHS built local capacity, improved service delivery, and fostered a culture of accountability.

Strengthening Leadership across Sectors to Fight HIV/AIDS in Zambia

Since 2004, JSI has built a strong legacy in Zambia's HIV/ AIDS response through the USAID-funded Support to the HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia (SHARe) programs. SHARe I trained more than 4,000 individuals at more than 300 organizations in HIV/AIDS policy development. Under SHARe II, JSI focused on reducing the impact of HV and AIDS by working directly with deciision and policy makers, regulatory environments, and workplace.
 
Improving Management Practices for Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan

Through the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID's MCH Program, JSI has built the capacity of the Government of Sindh's Department of Health to provide quality services to vulnerable populations. JSI conducted 38 capacity assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses, prioritize action areas, and develop action plans, and will provide tailored technical assistance to help the provincial government achieve its capacity development goals.

Forging the Path to Funding in Zimbabwe

The Vana Bantwana project works to advance family-centered, community-based approaches to improve health and education outcomes for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. JSI works with community service organizations to strengthen systems and help them diversify their funding base. Vana Bantwana has helped partner organizations improve their human resources and financial systems, navigate audits, develop procurement policies, and secure funding from the U.S. Government and other sources.
 
Improving Urban Health in Ethiopia

The Strengthening Ethiopia's Urban Health Program (SEUHP)  to improve the health status of Ethiopia's urban populations. SEUHP works to expand the capacity of the Government of Ethiopia's Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP), building the skills of government officials, health managers, and NGO partners in the areas of management, leadership, and service delivery. SEUHP has adapted JSI's flagship OCA tool for city/town health offices in the cities of Bahir Dar, Gondor, Adama, and Yeka



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