Rural

Improving access to high-quality health care in underserved communities is JSI’s mission and we work toward that goal every day. We strive to improve health outcomes in even the most rural communities globally. Through our work over the past 30 years, we have developed a deep understanding of the health systems and community mobilization challenges in rural areas, such as widely dispersed communities and distance to available health care centers.

JSI’s work reflects an intimate understanding of these underserved areas, and our interventions are tailored to the diverse communities and varied cultures in which we operate. We apply our experience to rural community projects that center on health system strengthening across a wide range of service areas, including family planning, food security, HIV, maternal and child health, malaria, and TB.

Depending on a country’s system, JSI assesses various approaches that meet people’s needs in rural communities, and finding long-term solutions to improving health services for women, children, and families, and ultimately reducing maternal and newborn mortality at the community level. Our programs train district managers and supervisors, community health workers, and volunteers, to ensure that rural communities receive the highest level of care available to them.
We have introduced new and innovative financing mechanisms to enable access for those who are impoverished, and worked on activities such as supportive supervision to improve the quality of care provided by rural and community health providers and volunteers. We have not only improved the infrastructure of rural health posts by providing equipment and renovation when necessary, but also strengthened logistics systems, and conducted monitoring, evaluation, and research to ensure our work is on target and achieving results.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: USAID SAFE: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era

USAID SAFE: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era

In Zambia, JSI will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western.

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: Advancing Partners & Communities, Sierra Leone

Advancing Partners & Communities, Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, JSI is strengthening critical community-based health services post-Ebola, with emphasis on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and demand generation.

FEATURE
View details: Village health workers treat malaria in Zimbabwe

Village health workers treat malaria in Zimbabwe

Community case management of malaria helped reduce illness and death in pregnant women and children in malarial zones.

PROJECT
View details: Ethiopia Integrated Family Health Program Plus

Ethiopia Integrated Family Health Program Plus

Through IFHP Plus, JSI is improving maternal and child health and increasing the availability and quality of services, products, and information, and strengthening the national health system to support local health needs.

FEATURE
View details: Strategic partnership improves health infrastructure and quality of care in Oecusse, Timor-Leste

Strategic partnership improves health infrastructure and quality of care in Oecusse, Timor-Leste

The Timor-Leste Health Improvement Project mobilizes community members and partner organizations to improve health infrastructure and services in one of the country's most remote regions.

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: In Liberia, mobile phones are used to improve data flow for better nutrition interventions

In Liberia, mobile phones are used to improve data flow for better nutrition interventions

The LAUNCH program in Liberia is training field workers to use mobile technology to collect and store important data about the health and nutrition of people in their communities.

PROJECT
View details: Timor-Leste Health Improvement Project

Timor-Leste Health Improvement Project

JSI is working with the government to strengthen a broad array of basic health services in this conflict-affected nation including infectious disease prevention, nutrition, maternal and child health, and family planning.

FEATURE
View details: Creating demand for safe male circumcision in rural communities in Uganda

Creating demand for safe male circumcision in rural communities in Uganda

JSI's STAR-EC project implements a comprehensive initiative to promote Safe Male Circumcision procedures in an effort to improve health outcomes and reduce the spread of HIV in East Central Uganda.

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: Health extension workers help an Ethiopian community improve health services for women and children

Health extension workers help an Ethiopian community improve health services for women and children

The Last 10 Kilometers project organizes local task forces in rural Ethiopia that work together to identify and overcome obstacles to maternal health initiatives in their communities.

PROJECT
View details: Liberian Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition and Child Health (LAUNCH) Project

Liberian Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition and Child Health (LAUNCH) Project

LAUNCH is a USAID Food for Peace (FFP) program that aims to improve food security of vulnerable people living in the rural Bong and Nimba counties of Liberia.

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