Health Systems

As countries cope with balancing budgets, increasing healthcare costs, and political pressures to provide a greater array of public health services to more and more people, programs are often examined and restructured to increase scope, efficiency and quality.

JSI not only supports countries’ effort in building their health systems, but also the reform and improvement of these systems. There are many ways to move forward successfully and at JSI we use our significant experience to examine each country’s existing systems and future needs to determine the best approach to strengthening a health system. In Liberia and Sudan, for example, JSI collaborates with local partners to help each country transition from an emergency relief model (used during their long civil wars) to functioning, decentralized health systems. In Honduras, JSI is working with Ministry of Health to ensure that comprehensive HIV services are integrated into reform initiatives. JSI also provide expertise in building and improving support systems in areas such as human resources , supply chain management monitoring and evaluation, and health information.

JSI always works in close collaboration with the country government in all steps of health system development, starting with assessment and design, so as to create country ownership and sustainability. While a complex process, JSI’s focus on operations and implementation ensures that throughout health reform efforts processes are put in place that ensure that high-quality services are streamlined down to communities to meet the needs of the greatest number of people.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: New Vaccine Introduction for Gavi (Gavi-NVI)

New Vaccine Introduction for Gavi (Gavi-NVI)

The New Vaccine Introduction (NVI) for GAVI supports the introduction of the HPV vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), and rotavirus vaccine in three countries.

FEATURE
View details: Protecting Liberia's Borders

Protecting Liberia's Borders

JSI is training health workers to prevent cross-border transmission of infectious diseases.

PROJECT
View details: Advancing Partners & Communities (APC)

Advancing Partners & Communities (APC)

JSI is supporting and advancing community programs in more than 30 countries that seek to improve local health services, especially those related to family planning.

FEATURE
View details: Blog: Delivering life-saving medicines through mobile

Blog: Delivering life-saving medicines through mobile

In a piece written for the UN Foundation Global Accelerator blog, SC4CCM project director Yasmin Chandani shares how cStock, a mobile- and web-based logistics monitoring and reporting tool is transforming child health outcomes in Malawi.

PROJECT
View details: Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

SPRING is scaling up high-impact nutrition practices and policies by providing technical support on preventing stunting and maternal and child anemia, linking agriculture and nutrition, and changing behavior through communication.

FEATURE
View details: Delivery Team Topping Up: Bringing about reliable distribution of health supplies in difficult  environments: Zimbabwe

Delivery Team Topping Up: Bringing about reliable distribution of health supplies in difficult environments: Zimbabwe

The USAID DELIVER PROJECT employed commercial delivery methods to provide a steady, accurate supply of health commodities to hard-to-access regions in Zimbabwe.

PROJECT
View details: Pakistan Technical Assistance Unit for Health

Pakistan Technical Assistance Unit for Health

JSI is assisting the Ministry of Health to devolve primary health care services to the provincial level; the project sits in the Ministry of Health to help develop the capacity of the Ministry to respond to the health needs of their populations.

FEATURE
View details: Family planning service receives enthusiastic response in Ghana

Family planning service receives enthusiastic response in Ghana

Women in rural Ghana receive free family planning services and long-term contraceptives through JSI's Focus Region Health Project.

PROJECT
View details: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT: Technical Assistance for Supply Chain Strengthening & Commodity Security in Public Health

USAID | DELIVER PROJECT: Technical Assistance for Supply Chain Strengthening & Commodity Security in Public Health

Health systems function smoothly when they are supported by effective supply chains. JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT designed, developed, strengthened, and operated reliable and sustainable public health supply chains in developing countries.

FEATURE
View details: Can contraceptives replace abortion in Romania?

Can contraceptives replace abortion in Romania?

At his family planning clinic in Holod, Romania, a doctor offers patient-centered services that have changed the community's behavior around contraception and reproductive health.

PROJECT
View details: Liberia Rebuilding Basic Health Services (RBHS)

Liberia Rebuilding Basic Health Services (RBHS)

JSI collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to support service delivery with a focus on family planning, reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health, gender-based violence, malaria, HIV prevention, and water and sanitation.

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