RwandaJSI’s first program in Rwanda was USAID’s Resources for Child Health (REACH) project, designed to institutionalize immunization practices and improve care for acute respiratory infections. JSI continued its work in the field of child health, implementing the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS) program, which bolstered systems of nutrition and care delivery to newborns and children. JSI also provided critical support the country’s family planning efforts under the Family Planning Service Extension and Technical Support (SEATS) Project. Most recently JSI has expanded its in-country portfolio to include work in reproductive and maternal health, HIV, and malaria prevention through the IMMUNIZATIONbasics project, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), and the Making Medical Injections Safer (MMIS) initiative—a project funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to institutionalize safe injection practices and efficient systems of needle procurement and disposal. JSI has also built capacity and strengthened technical services of local NGOs through the two Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative projects (NuPITA and TA-NPI), funded by USAID and CDC, respectively.
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.
JSI is managing the Rwanda Injection Safety Project to ensure the safe disposal of used syringes and help prevent infections, especially among insulin-dependent diabetics.
From 2006 to 2016, JSI procured $923 million worth of safe and effective malaria commodities; delivered them to 27 countries; strengthened malaria supply chains; improved supply chain visibility and accountability; and built local capacity.
JSI's Techincal Assitance to the New Partners Initiative helps Handicap International extend important HIV messaging to Rwanda's visually impaired.
JSI identifed, demonstrated, and institutionalized supply chain management practices that improve availability and use of essential medicines for treating children in community-based programs, to reduce mortality among children under 5 years old.
JSI is helping PEPFAR New Partner’s Initiative grantees to improve the quality of their HIV programs by strengthening their organizational systems and technical capacity so as to better serve the needs of their communities.
JSI provided technical assistance to UNFPA offices and local counterparts to enhance in-country capacity to forecast, finance, procure, and distributed reproductive health commodities and promote RH commodity security policy dialogue.
JSI has run the Data Management Center for the Mother-to-Child Transmission Plus Initiative at Columbia University, with demonstration sites in 8 countries in Africa and Asia, handling date for more than 9300 patients in 18 clinical facilities.
JSI and its partners strengthened global procurement and distribution systems for essential HIV&AIDS medicines and supplies in over 20 countries, leading to lowered costs and better availability in some of the hardest to reach areas of the world.