NicaraguaJSI’s work in Nicaragua began in the mid-1990s, when it implemented the USAID-funded Opportunities for Micronutrient Interventions (OMNI) program. The project sought to increase the population’s intake of essential nutrients, like vitamin A and iron, through the fortification of commonly used food staples, such as flour and sugar. JSI went on to manage the Environmental Health Project (EHP) in Nicaragua, an initiative to reduce exposure to infectious agents through the improvement of sanitation systems. Since then, JSI has improved health service and commodity procurement systems that combat HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, avian influenza, and other infectious diseases.
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.
The Global Fund uses voluntary pooled procurement (VPP) and capacity building services aimed at ensuring a cost-effective and efficient procurement process. JSI's Partnership for Supply Chain Management is the VPP procurement service agent.
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.