Zimbabwe

Beginning in the mid-1980’s, JSI has worked to improve health systems in Zimbabwe. JSI’s first project in the country was the USAID-funded Enterprise Project, which improved and increased access to family planning services through private-sector health providers.

Since then, JSI has continued to be a leader in Zimbabwe in the fields of family planning, HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, health and educational support to orphans and vulnerable children, maternal and child health and immunization, supply chain strengthening for life-saving health commodities, and research, monitoring and evaluation, among others. JSI works hand in hand with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in support of activities implemented at national, provincial, district, and community levels.

JSI’s Maternal & Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) supports MOHCC-led initiatives in the areas of maternal, newborn, and child health, new vaccine introduction, malaria, nutrition, health information systems, quality improvement, and health policy.

JSI’s global AIDSTAR-One, and now AIDSFree, projects have contributed extensively to research on the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe. AIDSTAR-One research focused on scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision and integrating HIV services with mental health services, among other topics. AIDSFree is currently working with local partners to plan a pilot assessing the impact of a peer counseling intervention on rates of adherence, retention in care, and virologic failure among HIV-infected adolescents in Harare. Results are expected in 2016.

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) focus on HIV and AIDS, as well as other public health challenges, including tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and SCMS work in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC), NatPharm, and other partners to strengthen public health supply chain management for supplies related to HIV prevention, treatment and care – antiretroviral therapy, and male and female condoms for preventing transmission – TB drugs and laboratory supplies, malaria drugs and rapid diagnostic tests, male circumcision commodities, and primary health care packages.
JSI’s office in Zimbabwe was awarded the USAID Office of Science and Technology Pioneers Prize (2013) and named a finalist for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Supply Chain Innovation Award (2014) for its innovative Delivery Team Topping Up (DTTU) initiative implemented by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and SCMS, which provides a reliable supply of family planning and HIV and AIDS commodities to some of the hardest to reach areas in Zimbabwe.

JSI has also partnered with World Education to implement the Children First and Vana Bantwana projects, focused on strengthening proven programs and developing new models for care and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zimbabwe.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: IVCC Indoor Residual Spraying Forecasting

IVCC Indoor Residual Spraying Forecasting

JSI is supporting IVCC with forecasting NGenIRS requirements, and setting up sustainable IRS forecasting processes through conducting regional workshops and developing a forecasting tool and guide.

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: Zimbabwe Vana Bantwana

Zimbabwe Vana Bantwana

Vana Bantwana is employing an integrated community approach designed to strengthen existing health, education, child protection, and youth and livelihoods systems at the community, district, and national levels.

FEATURE
View details: MCHIP staff help save a mother’s life in Zimbabwe

MCHIP staff help save a mother’s life in Zimbabwe

Maternal and Child Health Immunization Project (MCHIP) staff in Zimbabwe are, in addition to experienced program managers and trainers, skilled health care providers.

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: Delivery Team Topping Up: Bringing about reliable distribution of health supplies in difficult  environments: Zimbabwe

Delivery Team Topping Up: Bringing about reliable distribution of health supplies in difficult environments: Zimbabwe

The USAID DELIVER PROJECT employed commercial delivery methods to provide a steady, accurate supply of health commodities to hard-to-access regions in Zimbabwe.

PROJECT
View details: Zimbabwe Children First

Zimbabwe Children First

JSI is working with local health organizations to expand, and integrate HIV care and support to orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) & families living with HIV. Interventions include linking OVC to HIV clinical care and training clinical providers.

FEATURE
View details: The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT helps prevent malaria deaths in Zimbabwe through emergency support to the indoor residual spraying program

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT helps prevent malaria deaths in Zimbabwe through emergency support to the indoor residual spraying program

As Zimbabwe diverts its resources to a cholera crisis, The USAID DELIVER PROJECT steps in to manage the logistics around a pesticide spraying initiative which will save many from malaria.

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.

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