South AfricaJSI has been a public health leader in South Africa since 2000. With many years of experience working and partnering with the government of South Africa and other local entities, JSI has worked in all nine provinces to complete more than 20 public health projects. Our work has strengthened all levels of the country’s health system, from building the capacity of individuals and institutions at the national and provincial levels to ensuring people living in communities have access to the lifesaving health services and medicines they need.
JSI works across the full spectrum of public health in South Africa, with particular expertise in supply chain management, strategic information, and monitoring and evaluation. These areas will be critical for years to come, given their significance in South Africa’s National Strategic Plan.
JSI’s work in South Africa is supported and enhanced by JSI’s global technical centers, including the Center for HIV and Infectious Diseases, Center for Health Information, Monitoring & Evaluation, Center for Applied Technology, and Center for Capacity Development. These centers bring global best practices and technical expertise to JSI’s offices and projects around the world.
In 2018, JSI will deepen its commitment to strengthening South Africa’s health system by forming John Snow South Africa (JSI South Africa), a subsidiary of JSI with formal registration in South Africa.
JSI builds the capacity and monitors the progress of 46 organizations that received DREAMS Innovation Challenge sub-awards to reduce HIV infection in young women in Africa who have limited or no access to health care services.
Through LIVESTRONG and JSI's Cancer Anti-Stigma project, a 22-year-old cancer survivor living in Soweto, South Africa shares the moving story of his fight to overcome leukemia and the stigma surrrounding his illness that tore his family apart.
Through the AIDSFree project, JSI provides capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at the local, regional, and national levels.
JSI's Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative strengthens systems, staff, and services at an HIV care clinic in East London, South Africa.
JSI provides technical assistance, tools, and technology to maintain and evolve the Partnership Information Management System—an online data management system that serves 235 PEPFAR-supported partners working to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS.
JSI's Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative strengthens management and programmatic systems at the Sophumelela Centre in East London, South Africa.
JSI is reducing stigma associated with cancer through culturally-relevant and targeted messaging in South Africa, while raising awareness of the global cancer burden.