Madagascar

JSI began working in Madagascar in the late 1980s, partnering with USAID to increase access to family planning through the ENTERPRISE and SEATS projects. In the ensuing decades, JSI has built strong relationships with the people and leadership of Madagascar by scaling innovative programs that serve the community at the lowest level of the health system while enhancing the quality of government health services at all levels.

JSI currently implements large-scale initiatives related to community health and health system strengthening. With support from our partners, JSI-implemented programs are: JSI has partnered with the Ministry of Health, academic and training institutions, local NGOs, civil society organizations, private sector entities, and community leaders, leveraging global expertise in:
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Epidemic mitigation and prevention
  • Family planning and reproductive health
  • Health supply chain management
  • Health system strengthening
  • HIV
  • Implementation research
  • Infectious disease
  • Maternal, newborn, and child health
  • Population, health, & environment
  • Routine immunization
  • WASH
  • Youth and adolescent health
Collectively, JSI’s work has significantly contributed to reduced newborn and child mortality, increased contraceptive prevalence, expanded utilization of innovative solutions ,improved health systems, and strengthened community health. Additionally, JSI has impacted policy and national systems, including clinical protocols and policies; health information systems (HIS) and routine HIS; and commodity security.

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: Managing Malaria in Madagascar

Managing Malaria in Madagascar

In Madagascar, JSI empowers community health workers to diagnose, treat, and refer malaria cases, and help spread malaria prevention messages in their communities.

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: Changing the definition of accessible: ensuring health supplies are available during the rainy aeason in Madagascar

Changing the definition of accessible: ensuring health supplies are available during the rainy aeason in Madagascar

The MAHEFA projects helps deploy hover crafts to maintain the supply chain of essential health commodities to remote villages in Madagascar during the rainy season.

PROJECT
View details: Madagascar Community-Based Integrated Health Program (CBIHP -also called MAHEFA)

Madagascar Community-Based Integrated Health Program (CBIHP -also called MAHEFA)

Madagascar is one of the world's poorest countries, with 80% of the population living in remote, poverty-stricken areas. JSI implements this program to improve access to and use of health services and safe water, hygiene, and sanitation.

FEATURE
View details: Fostering leadership to improve health in a rural Madagascar community

Fostering leadership to improve health in a rural Madagascar community

A community-based outreach and training implemented through the MAHEFA project helps convince rural Malagasy villagers to adopt healthy practices, such as hand washing and using pit latrines.

PROJECT
View details: Madagascar Green Healthy Communities

Madagascar Green Healthy Communities

JSI was a partner on the Population-Environment Consortium (Voahary Salama) which designed programs for healthy and well-nourished populations, living in healthy environments based on rational management of natural resources at the community level.

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