SenegalRegarded as an example for successful democracy in Africa, Senegal has made significant progress in improving the health of its people, including reductions in measles and malaria causes of death and disability. However, Senegal’s prevalence of undernutrition, diarrhea, preterm birth complications, neonatal infections, and HIV&AIDS require increased attention and action.
JSI has worked in Senegal since the mid-eighties, bringing health services and commodities to rural communities. Partnering with projects including the International Trachoma Initiative and the Global Reproductive Health Commodity Security Project, JSI has innovated and improved systems of supply chain management and commodity procurement.
In recent years, Senegal’s Ministry of Health has received support from JSI-managed programs to strengthen routine immunization and prepare for new vaccine introduction. JSI also assisted in distributing 790,000 bed nets as part of Senegal’s malaria control program.
JSI is also delivering both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions targeting pregnant and lactating women and children via the USAID Feed The Future Initiative health, agriculture, and food security programs through Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project, focusing on increasing awareness of and demand for good nutrition-related practices and facilitating access to key inputs and services essential for good nutrition.
In alignment with USAID Forward, JSI is the lead implementer on the Live Learn & Play project, a public-private partnership between USAID and the National Basketball Association (NBA), which promotes youth development and leadership by using basketball as a platform to teach life skills, promote education and literacy, encourage inclusion and gender equality, and foster social responsibility among Senegalese youth.
PATH and JSI are collaborating with ministries of health and country implementing partners to coordinate DMPA SubQ country introduction and scale-up planning and implementation.
The USAID DELIVER PROJECT supplies a facility in Senegal with teaching microscopes, allowing a core of laboratory technicians to train in recognizing and correctly treating malaria.
Live, Learn, and Play trains young people between the ages of 13 and 18 in leadership, gender awareness, and equality, as well as community participation through basketball.
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.
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.
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 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.