TurkmenistanBeginning in 1992 with its management of the Resources for Child Health (REACH) project’s Emergency Childhood Immunization initiative, JSI has worked in Turkmenistan to implement and improve health systems addressing issues of reproductive health and family planning, neonatal and pediatric care, immunization, and more. JSI has implemented, among others, the BASICS Project, REACH, ZdravPlus, and the Central Asian Program on AIDS Control and Intervention Targeting Youth and High-Risk Groups (CAPACITY) Project to bring health services and commodities to those in need in Turkmenistan. More recently, JSI manages the Together for Health Project (formerly the Turkmenistan Youth Centers Project), which works with youth and other key populations (e.g., sex workers, people who inject drugs) to provide them with the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV, STIs, and TB and to make healthy lifestyle choices.
JSI is working with local institutions to establish safe havens for young people to interact with each other, learn new skills, attend educational sessions, and participate in alternative entertainment activities to reduce risk-taking behaviors.
A young man's life is changed when he visits a drop-in center sponsored by the Turkmenistan Youth Centers project.
JSI built Central Asian technical capacity to launch large-scale and urgent responses to HIV and AIDS, and developed indigenous institutions and networks able to develop and manage comprehensive HIV control programs.
The project supported an integrated and comprehensive approach to health systems strengthening and quality improvements in service delivery. JSI played a lead role in improving quality of care and enhancing the population's involvement in health care.
JSI worked to improve TB drug treatment and strengthen commodity security in health facilities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.