Health SystemsAs countries cope with balancing budgets, increasing healthcare costs, and political pressures to provide a greater array of public health services to more and more people, programs are often examined and restructured to increase scope, efficiency and quality.
JSI not only supports countries’ effort in building their health systems, but also the reform and improvement of these systems. There are many ways to move forward successfully and at JSI we use our significant experience to examine each country’s existing systems and future needs to determine the best approach to strengthening a health system. In Liberia and Sudan, for example, JSI collaborates with local partners to help each country transition from an emergency relief model (used during their long civil wars) to functioning, decentralized health systems. In Honduras, JSI is working with Ministry of Health to ensure that comprehensive HIV services are integrated into reform initiatives. JSI also provide expertise in building and improving support systems in areas such as human resources , supply chain management monitoring and evaluation, and health information.
JSI always works in close collaboration with the country government in all steps of health system development, starting with assessment and design, so as to create country ownership and sustainability. While a complex process, JSI’s focus on operations and implementation ensures that throughout health reform efforts processes are put in place that ensure that high-quality services are streamlined down to communities to meet the needs of the greatest number of people.
EDUP strengthens the collection and use of high-quality routine information to improve the quality, efficiency, and availability of Ethiopia's primary health and nutrition services.
JSI is training health workers to prevent cross-border transmission of infectious diseases.
The USAID Community Capacity for Health Program strengthens the local public health system’s capacity to manage community health activities and to support community health volunteers (CHVs).
In a piece written for the UN Foundation Global Accelerator blog, SC4CCM project director Yasmin Chandani shares how cStock, a mobile- and web-based logistics monitoring and reporting tool is transforming child health outcomes in Malawi.
The USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project improves the capacity of the Government of Ghana and local CSO partners to provide high-quality and comprehensive HIV services for key populations and people living with HIV.
The USAID DELIVER PROJECT employed commercial delivery methods to provide a steady, accurate supply of health commodities to hard-to-access regions in Zimbabwe.
The USAID DISCOVER-Health Project in Zambia reaches underserved areas with high quality HIV and AIDS, maternal newborn and child health, family planning, and reproductive health services and products at the district and community levels.
Women in rural Ghana receive free family planning services and long-term contraceptives through JSI's Focus Region Health Project.
Under USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, JSI leads the child health,immunization, and pediatric HIV activities.
At his family planning clinic in Holod, Romania, a doctor offers patient-centered services that have changed the community's behavior around contraception and reproductive health.
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.
MEval-SIFSA is building the capacity of the South African government, PEPFAR, and their implementing partners to produce information that contributes to sustainable policy, planning, and programmatic decisions.
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.
Health systems function smoothly when they are supported by effective supply chains. JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT designed, developed, strengthened, and operated reliable and sustainable public health supply chains in developing countries.
JSI collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to support service delivery with a focus on family planning, reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health, gender-based violence, malaria, HIV prevention, and water and sanitation.