Kyrgyz RepublicJSI first began working in the Kyrgyz Republic in 1992 with USAID’s Resources for Child Health (REACH) Project, which implemented an emergency child immunization program in the newly-independent country. Collaborations have followed with initiatives including the Family Planning Service Expansion and Technical Support (SEATS) program, Project HOPE, and the Central Asian Program on AIDS Control and Intervention Targeting Youth and High-Risk Groups (CAPACITY) Project, which have improved information and health care delivery systems in TB and HIV prevention, and reproductive, maternal and pediatric health.
JSI managed the Europe and Eurasia Regional Family Planning Activity, which improved how family planning and reproductive health principles are taught at the pre-service level (before health providers begin practicing medicine) in the Kyrgyz Republic.
More recently, through the AIDSTAR-One project, JSI also completed a series of assessments and training activities in the Kyrgyz Republic to improve infection prevention practices and map HIV clinical and social support services in selected urban settings.
JSI also managed the Kyrgyz Republic country program for USAID’s flagship global maternal and child health project (MCHIP), which worked to ensure the eradication of polio and to prevent future outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs). The project achieved its goal by working within the existing health system at national, oblast, rayon, and health facility levels to better and more reliably monitor immunization services by identifying high-risk groups and by working more effectively with local community resources.
Currently, JSI manages the SPRING nutrition project in the Kyrgyz Republic, which works to reduce stunting through evidence-based interventions with a clear pathway to national scale-up. This will be achieved by improving nutrition-related behaviors at the household level while also building capacity at the national level in support of nutrition-centered policy and decision-making. SPRING’s main partners in the Kyrgyz Republic include the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture.
SPRING is scaling up high-impact nutrition practices and policies by providing technical support on preventing stunting and maternal and child anemia, linking agriculture and nutrition, and changing behavior through communication.
The Europe and Eurasia Family Planning Activity helps women gain access to long-term contraception.
From 2008 – 2014, MCHIP catalyzed integration of programs and services designed to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality in more than 50 countries.
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.