Public-Private PartnershipsThe private sector is often not thought of as playing an important role in public health, yet partnerships with the private sector are essential to improving people’s health. In fact, the majority of health services are delivered by private providers in developing countries and the private sector offers significant opportunities to achieve sustainability and increase accessibility. JSI successfully brings private and public groups together in partnership to achieve goals that benefit all groups involved—in particular the communities they’re trying to reach.
JSI engages partners through a variety of partnership mechanisms—including Global Development Alliances (GDAs)—to improve the health and well-being of specific population groups and communities as a whole. For example, we work with pharmaceutical companies negotiating accessible pricing for contraceptives, disseminating informational materials, and analyzing provider and client attitudes toward family planning. We engage major employers in service delivery, insurance and wellness promotion efforts for their employees and the communities in which they work. From distributing the HPV vaccine Gardasil™, to partnering with tourist resorts and district health officers to reach hospitality workers with HIV prevention messages in high-prevalence areas, these coalitions and alliances have focused on the gamut of health issues.
With our focus on operations and implementation, and our trademark commitment to offering proven solutions, JSI works to harness the skills, talents and resources of the private sector to advance the cause of global public health.
The TB Health Action Learning Initiative (THALI) works with the India Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP), municipal governments, and private providers to identify, and scale up successful innovative approaches to addressing TB.
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 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.
Live, Learn, and Play trains young people between the ages of 13 and 18 in leadership, gender awareness, and equality, as well as community participation through basketball.
HSSP developed innovative, cost-effective, integrated, and quality programs and services to strengthen reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Pakistan.
JSI is working to reduce newborn deaths in Nepal through the use of chlorhexidine to prevent neonatal sepsis. The project is scaling up a promising treatment to prevent infection among newborns in Nepal.
JSI built technical capacity in both the public and private sectors to provide quality reproductive health and family planning services to reduce the number of abortions, unintended pregnancies, and incidence of sexually transmitted infections.