Nigeria


The Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) is using high-impact, cost-effective, integrated interventions to improve maternal and newborn health in northern Nigeria's Sokoto and Bauchi states.
 
Beginning with its management of the Nigeria Family Health Initiatives project in 1988, JSI has worked in Nigeria to improve pediatric health care, HIV and AIDS services, and strengthen the health system in-country. To that end, JSI has implemented several major USAID-funded initiatives there, including the Resources for Child Health (REACH) project in the early 1990s and more recently IMMUNIZATIONbasics, Making Medical Injections Safer (MMIS) project, MEASURE Evaluation, and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.

Today, JSI is strengthening health systems through behavior change communications, research and evaluation, strategic planning, and more through the Maternal and Child Survival program, the SPRING Nutrition program, and the Malaria in Pregnancy project. Between 2009 and 2015, JSI's Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) increased access to maternal, newborn, and reproductive health and family planning services and increased community engagement to improve health outcomes in northern Nigeria’s Sokoto and Bauchi states.

As an essential component of health systems strengthening, JSI, through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, SCMS, UNFPA, and Global Fund-financed activities, is helping the Government of Nigeria (GON) strengthen the supply chain for maternal and child health, HIV&AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and family planning commodities. Among its accomplishments, JSI has streamlined distribution systems across commodities and health programs and improved the government’s ability to plan for its commodity needs at both the national level and in a number of states. Our focus on supply chain optimization for HIV commodities in particular has unified 12 separate supply chains, reduced costs and improved performance, establishing a model for harmonization and integration across programs. The GON, in concert with the Global Fund, is now seeking to apply this integrated supply chain model across all vertical program commodities. In addition, JSI has provided the thought-leadership and technical assistance to apply private sector best practices at the state level, introducing vender management inventory (VMI) direct delivery systems in Bauchi and Ebonyi states, and supporting business process reengineering and optimization of the essential drug program in Cross River State. Learn more about JSI's supply chain work through DELIVER in Nigeria.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: UNFPA Reproductive Health Supply Chain Assessments Project

UNFPA Reproductive Health Supply Chain Assessments Project

This collaboration between UNFPA and JSI focuses on three specific phases of work: analysis, strategic interventions, and reducing bottlenecks and building capacity in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, DRC, and Kenya.

FEATURE
View details: Preventing newborn and maternal deaths in Nigeria

Preventing newborn and maternal deaths in Nigeria

With assistance from the TSHIP project, Sokoto State in Northern Nigeria is first to procure two drugs proven to save the lives of mothers and newborns.

PROJECT
View details: Maternal and Child Survival Program

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The follow-on to USAID's flagship MCHIP, MCSP is supporting high-impact maternal and child health interventions in 24 priority countries. JSI leads the Program's child health, immunization, and pediatric HIV work.

FEATURE
View details: Disposal of expired ARVs and test kits in Nigeria

Disposal of expired ARVs and test kits in Nigeria

The AIDSTAR-One project assists Nigeria in safely disposing of 70 tons of expired pharmaceuticals

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: Improved strategy development for improving safe phlebotomy practices in Nigeria

Improved strategy development for improving safe phlebotomy practices in Nigeria

The AIDSTAR-One project assists the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria in combating unsafe injection practices.

PROJECT
View details: Nigeria Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP)

Nigeria Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP)

JSI manages the Targeted States High Impact Project to improve household health practices and strengthen health care delivery in Bauchi and Sokoto states in Nigeria – areas with among the worst rates of child and maternal mortality in the world.

FEATURE
View details: A supportive approach to improving immunization in Nigeria

A supportive approach to improving immunization in Nigeria

The IMMUNIZATIONbasics project improves and standardizes routine immunization practices at clinics across Nigeria.

PROJECT
View details: Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)

Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)

JSI and its partners strengthened global procurement and distribution systems for essential HIV&AIDS medicines and supplies in over 20 countries, leading to lowered costs and better availability in some of the hardest to reach areas of the world.

FEATURE
View details: Lowering the maternal mortality rate in Nigeria

Lowering the maternal mortality rate in Nigeria

The Targeted States High Impact Project enlists religious leaders to promote healthy behavior in their communities; The Quran is used to teach healthy mothering practices, like breast feeding and allowing at least two years between pregnancies.

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