Health Systems Strengthening

Strong systems that deliver quality health care are crucial to maintaining a healthy population. WHO mapped out the building blocks that make up a strong system: service delivery; health workforce; information; medical products, vaccines and technologies; financing; and leadership and governance (stewardship). JSI develops capacity within each of these areas and at all levels of the health system to improve how services are delivered.

Most of JSI’s large multi-country programs—and many of our bilateral projects as well—focus on strengthening a range of preventive and curative health services, building district health planning and management capacity, on increasing sustainability through private sector partnerships, upgrading health information, logistics and supply systems, encouraging evidence-based decision making, and conducting applied research.

We also conduct training to build human resources—the backbone of any health system—and promote practices to increase retention of health workers and improve their productivity. Working hand-in-hand with our partners, JSI has developed innovative and effective tools and techniques that support stronger health systems.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program in Pakistan

Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program in Pakistan

HSSP will develop innovative, cost-effective, integrated, and quality programs and services to strengthen systems around reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services for improved health outcomes in Pakistan.

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: South Sudan DFID Project

South Sudan DFID Project

JSI is helping build the capacity of the Wau County Department of Health to provide basic health and nutrition, improve water sanitation, and increase community mobilization and engagement around health.

FEATURE
View details: Medical supplies increase urban health extension professionals' efficiency in Ethiopia

Medical supplies increase urban health extension professionals' efficiency in Ethiopia

Urban Health Extension Professionals in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia are empowered by new tools and medications supplied to them by JSI's Urban Health Extension Program.

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: Building stronger organizational systems in South Africa

Building stronger organizational systems in South Africa

JSI's Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative strengthens management and programmatic systems at the Sophumelela Centre in East London, South Africa.

FEATURE
View details: Managing health information effectively in Ethiopia

Managing health information effectively in Ethiopia

The Oromia Health Bureau in Ethiopia receives an information system overhaul from JSI's Health Management Information Systems project.

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