NepalJSI is strengthening Nepal's health system to increase access to lifesaving services and commodities that improve the health and nutrition women, children, and communities. There are many approaches to designing and implementing community health service delivery systems to achieve universal health coverage, and in particular to reach the most vulnerable populations.
For over 30 years JSI has collaborated with the government, local, and international partners to improve policy and build leadership and management capacity to improve service delivery, increase access to health commodities, find new approaches to community-based care, and increase community participation. Our partnership has led to stronger systems that have increased access to quality maternal and child health services and commodities.
Since the devastating earthquake of April 2015, JSI collaborated with groups working on education, WASH, and nutrition to provide immediate disaster relief for disadvantaged communities, homeless families, and remote villages.
JSI has implemented projects in the following technical areas:
- Family Planning and Reproductive Health
- Health Service Delivery
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Logistics Services
- Maternal Health
- Newborn and Child Health
- Social and Behavior Change
- Advancing Partners & Communities
- Chlorhexidine Navi (Cord) Care Program
- Rotavirus Accelerated Vaccine Introduction Network
- USAID | DELIVER PROJECT: Technical Assistance for Supply Chain Strengthening & Commodity Security in Public Health
JSI is supporting and advancing community programs in more than 30 countries that seek to improve local health services, especially those related to family planning.
A newborn is saved from a life-threatening infection by an auxiliary health worker trained by JSI's Community-Based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in Nepal.
JSI is working to reduce newborn deaths in Nepal through the use of chlorhexidine to prevent neonatal sepsis. The project is scaling up a promising treatment to prevent infection among newborns in Nepal.
Feasibility and acceptability of gentamicin in the Uniject prefilled injection system for community-based treatment of possible neonatal sepsis: the experience of female community health volunteers in Nepal
The Nepal Family Health Program is providing mobile phones and training community health volunteers to relay important health messages to and from their community members.
JSI facilitated self-assessments of four Kathmandu-based NGOs with JSI’s Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool, to strengthen capacity and sustainability, and to identify NGOs to serve as resource center for smaller NGOs with JSI technical assistance.
A female community health worker provides life-saving counseling and medicine to new mothers in her rural village in Nepal.
JSI has worked with Nepal since 1981 to improve the delivery and use of basic public sector family planning, maternal, newborn, child health, and literacy/life skills services, with a focus on stakeholder collaboration and building local capacity.
A young woman from Ramnagar, Nepal is trained as a community health worker by the Nepal Family Health program, empowering her to improve health outcomes in her village, and overcome stigma engendered by the Nepalese caste system.