RomaniaJSI began working in Romania in 1999, partnering with the Women’s Reproductive Health Initiative to improve reproductive health in women and reduce maternal mortality. JSI went on to implement the Romania Family Health Initiative, a program that made dramatic progress in decreasing the rate of abortions by increasing access to family planning.The initiative also provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and NGOs to expand and improve the quality of HIV prevention activities for most-at-risk populations and youth and worked to increase awareness of avian influenza.
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.
JSI and USAID partner to launch an innovative campaign to teach at-risk children how to protect themselves against a potential avian influenza outbreak.
JSI managed a stockpile of outbreak response commodities, and provided procurement and distribution services to respond to outbreaks from avian flu to ebola worldwide and to pre-position supplies at regional and country levels for rapid deployment.
The Romanian Family Health Initiative reached the Roma community—which had been largely excluded from the mainstream health system—with essential family planning services.
At his family planning clinic in Holod, Romania, a doctor offers patient-centered services that have changed the community's behavior around contraception and reproductive health.