DjiboutiJSI’s first initiative in Djibouti was Project PESCE, which was implemented from 2004-2008 to bring essential care, modern safe water supplies and equipment to underserved rural communities suffering from high maternal and infant mortality rates. PESCE worked with the United States military as well as other multilateral and bilateral donors to improve basic infrastructure and access to health services, and founded a successful community health volunteer program. JSI has continued its work in Djibouti, implementing projects which provide immunizations to children and adolescents, and strengthening the health care systems and information technology in the country.
In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Health, JSI provided technical support to update the national system for health information to generate usable information in the public health sector.
Saida, a community organizer in her village in rural Djibouti, helps connect women to reproductive and other health services after receiving training through JSI's Expanded Coverage of Essential Health Services Project.
IMMUNIZATION basics was a five-year cooperative agreement that worked to increase the ability of governments and collaborating organizations to deliver quality routine immunization services by strengthening immunization systems.