Uganda

For nearly thirty years, JSI has played an important role in building the capacity of the public, NGO, and private sectors in Uganda, implementing programs that have improved the health of Ugandan women, children, and men. The breadth of JSI’s support has spanned all fields of public health and has included health systems strengthening and service delivery support in reproductive health, maternal, neonatal and child health, immunization, HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. Cross-cutting areas of JSI’s focus in Uganda have included organizational capacity building, routine monitoring and evaluation, supply chain management, infection prevention, and health care waste management. In addition to its supply chain initatives,

JSI has implemented two regional integrated HIV and TB programs (NUMAT and STAR-EC,) which have significantly increased access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, and support programs, as well as TB and malaria services. JSI has also recently implemented an integrated nutrition program in Uganda’s underserved South West region.

Today, JSI is implementing projects that are focused on national nutritional activities that contribute to the reduction in stunting and anemia through the SPRING project, strengthening routine immunization systems, combatting malaria through training in indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticide, and, while leading Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) activities in Uganda, maintaining a strong focus on sustainable scale up, strengthening health systems to deliver high-impact technical interventions with increased coverage over time, among other projects that are improving people's lives.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: DREAMS Innovation Challenge Funds Manager

DREAMS Innovation Challenge Funds Manager

JSI builds the capacity and monitors the progress of 46 organizations that received DREAMS Innovation Challenge sub-awards to reduce HIV infection in young women in Africa who have limited or no access to health care services.

FEATURE
View details: Reaching out to provide HIV and TB treatment in Uganda

Reaching out to provide HIV and TB treatment in Uganda

JSI's Northern Uganda Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis (NUMAT) program supports local health clinics in the provision of HIV and TB counseling, testing, and treatment.

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: 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: 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: An HIV-positive mother protects her family in Uganda

An HIV-positive mother protects her family in Uganda

After testing positive for HIV, Abalo Grace received counseling and treatment services offered to her through the support of the Northern Uganda Malaria, AIDS, and TB Program (NUMAT), which prevented her from transmitting the disease to her baby.

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: Communities take a stand against HIV in northern Uganda

Communities take a stand against HIV in northern Uganda

Supported by the NUMAT project, a local policeman and father joins the effort to address sexual and gender-based violence in his community in northern Uganda.

PROJECT
View details: Uganda STAR-EC Project

Uganda STAR-EC Project

JSI increases demand for and access to TB and HIV prevention, care and treatment services, and builds the capacity of civil society and indigenous health organizations through Strengthening TB and HIV & AIDS Responses in East-Central Uganda (STAR-EC).

FEATURE
View details: Rebuilding a sufficient team of health workers in Uganda

Rebuilding a sufficient team of health workers in Uganda

Through strategic internship appointments, the NUMAT project pairs university students with health training institutions to support understaffed initiatives and increase access to health services for communities in Northern Uganda.

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: Local community health activists increase awareness around HIV prevention and care in Uganda

Local community health activists increase awareness around HIV prevention and care in Uganda

The NUMAT project empowers Network Support Agents working in Northern Uganda with the ability to offer HIV testing and treatment to people in living hard-to-reach communities.

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