Guinea-BissauFrom 2006 to 2008, JSI provided technical assistance, training, and strategic planning to the UNFPA-funded Global Reproductive Health Commodity Security project. The project, which operated in 17 conflict and post-conflict African countries, worked within Guinea-Bissau to analyze and address the specific needs of the country's underserved districts. The intervention increased the reliability and cost efficiency of the supply chain of drugs and other health commodities, and increased demand for and access to essential services. Since then, JSI has lent expertise in health supply chain management and provided technical assistance to the International Trachoma Initiative’s efforts in Guinea-Bissau.
Trachoma, an infectious eye disease, is the world's leading cause of preventable blindness. JSI is providing technical and logistics support to the International Trachoma Initiative, to treat infected populations with azithromycin.
JSI provided technical assistance to UNFPA offices and local counterparts to enhance in-country capacity to forecast, finance, procure, and distributed reproductive health commodities and promote RH commodity security policy dialogue.