For nearly thirty years, JSI has played an important role in building the capacity of the public, NGO, and private sectors in Uganda, implementing programs that have improved the health of Ugandan women, children, and men. The breadth of JSI’s support has spanned all fields of public health and has included health systems strengthening and service delivery support in reproductive health, maternal, neonatal and child health, immunization, HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. Cross-cutting areas of JSI’s focus in Uganda have included organizational capacity building, routine monitoring and evaluation, supply chain management, infection prevention, and health care waste management.
In addition to its supply chain initatives, JSI implemented two regional integrated HIV and TB programs (NUMAT and STAR-EC,) which significantly increased access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, and support programs, as well as TB and malaria services. JSI is building on this work with the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) project in Northern Uganda. Through SPRING, JSI contributed to the reduction in stunting and anemia and also worked to improve nutrition outcomes through an integrated nutrition program in Uganda’s underserved South West region.
Today, JSI is implementing projects that are focused on strengthening routine immunization systems, combatting malaria through training in indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticide, and, while leading Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) activities in Uganda, maintaining a strong focus on sustainable scale up, strengthening health systems to deliver high-impact technical interventions with increased coverage over time, among other projects that are improving people's lives.
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.
JSI's Northern Uganda Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis (NUMAT) program supports local health clinics in the provision of HIV and TB counseling, testing, and treatment.
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.
JSI's STAR-EC project implements a comprehensive initiative to promote Safe Male Circumcision procedures in an effort to improve health outcomes and reduce the spread of HIV in East Central Uganda.
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.
After testing positive for HIV, Abalo Grace received counseling and treatment services offered to her through the support of the Northern Uganda Malaria, AIDS, and TB Program (NUMAT), which prevented her from transmitting the disease to her baby.
Under USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, JSI leads the child health,immunization, and pediatric HIV activities.
Supported by the NUMAT project, a local policeman and father joins the effort to address sexual and gender-based violence in his community in northern Uganda.
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.
Through strategic internship appointments, the NUMAT project pairs university students with health training institutions to support understaffed initiatives and increase access to health services for communities in Northern Uganda.
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.
The NUMAT project empowers Network Support Agents working in Northern Uganda with the ability to offer HIV testing and treatment to people in living hard-to-reach communities.
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.