KazakhstanJSI first began working in Kazakhstan in 1992 with USAID's Resources for Child Health (REACH) Project, which implemented an emergency child immunization program in the newly-independent country. In the early 1990s, as the Soviet Union was collapsing, JSI staff worked to ensure that the national immunization programs were not disrupted and plans for vaccine cold chains and technical assistance requirements were in place. Since then, JSI worked to build technical capacity to launch large-scale and urgent responses to the spread of HIV through the Central Asian Program on AIDS Control and Intervention Targeting Youth and High-Risk Groups (CAPACITY) Project,as well as strengthen the TB supply chain. JSI also worked to integrate a comprehensive approach to health systems strengthening and quality improvements in service delivery through the ZdravPlus projects.
This three-year initiative was designed to leverage best practices in family planning with the goal of accelerating FP program implementation across the region, ultimately increasing modern contraceptive use and decreasing abortion rates.
JSI built Central Asian technical capacity to launch large-scale and urgent responses to HIV and AIDS, and developed indigenous institutions and networks able to develop and manage comprehensive HIV control programs.
The project supported an integrated and comprehensive approach to health systems strengthening and quality improvements in service delivery. JSI played a lead role in improving quality of care and enhancing the population's involvement in health care.
JSI worked to improve TB drug treatment and strengthen commodity security in health facilities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.