GuatemalaJSI first began strengthening children’s health services in Guatemala in 1993, managing USAID’s flagship pediatric health project, Resources for Child Health (REACH), which assessed and designed systems to treat acute respiratory infections. JSI then expanded its efforts, implementing the Opportunities for Micronutrient Interventions (OMNI) program, which cost-effectively enriched commonly-used food staples with essential vitamins. From 2000-2004, the Pro Redes Salud project reached 300,000 remote rural inhabitants of the Mayan highlands with basic primary care and strengthened local NGO capacity to provide those services. JSI continues its work in Guatemala, offering its expertise in behavior change communication, program development, and strategic planning to projects in women’s and children’s health, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and more.
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.
AIDSTAR-One synthesized and disseminated scientific research and models of successful program implementation in all areas of HIV, and provided targeted technical assistance to build effective, sustainable programs.
JSI increased use of reproductive and child health services by strengthening and supporting NGO networks. The project built the capacity of NGOs to provide accessible, Mayan-centered, gender sensitive, well-managed quality health services.
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.