HIVJSI’s approach to combating HIV is to partner with individuals, communities, and organizations to support progress toward achieving the 90-90-90 goals established by UNAIDS. With more than three decades of work in HIV, JSI and our partners engage to reduce new infections, increase access to continuous treatment and services, address stigma and discrimination, and reduce health inequities.
JSI staff are committed to providing evidence-based, context-specific services that respond to locally-identified needs. Through collaborative efforts, we scale up new prevention, treatment, and care innovations and strategies, such as test and treat and PrEP, and integrate them into existing systems. JSI remains dedicated to engaging partners to maximize our impact and improve access to comprehensive HIV services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Guiding Principles Behind JSI’s Work in HIV:
- Active participation of project beneficiaries--including those living with and affected by HIV, ensures that programs are relevant and locally-owned.
- Partnership and collaboration are essential to results. We work in partnership with communities and other stakeholders to research, assess, and implement programs.
- Multisectoral approaches more effectively address the underlying economic, social, and cultural factors that increase individual, family, and community vulnerability to HIV.
- Strengthened individual and institutional capacity promotes sustainability.
- Advocacy improves the HIV policy environment.
In Zambia, JSI will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western.
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.
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.
JSI's Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative strengthens systems, staff, and services at an HIV care clinic in East London, South Africa.
Through the AIDSFree project, JSI provides capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at the local, regional, and national levels.
Local leaders in Debremarkos town, Ethiopia help pave the way in their communities for Health Extension Workers from the Urban Health Extension Program to conduct important data collection drives and link residents to public health facilities.
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.
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.
JSI strengthened the organizational and technical capacity of the Zambian government and organizations to sustain the response to HIV, strengthening and expanding leadership involvement as well as HIV/AIDS workplace programs.
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.