JSI began working in Yemen in 1988 through the Yemen Accelerated Child Services Project. JSI continued its work to improve health services for children, implementing an extensive initiative with the Resources for Child Health (REACH) project in the late 1980s to increase access to immunization services. JSI continued the focus on child survival through the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS) project.
Through the DELIVER PROJECT (in Yemen from 2011-2015), JSI and the MOPHP co-developed a reproductive health commodity security road which not only redesigned the supply chain system to ensure continuous availability of commodities, but also helped to strengthen the environment for reproductive health commodity security. Read the report, Yemen: Mapping the Procurement Process for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodities. JSI also built the capacity of more than 1,750 health workers across nine governorates in supply chain management, leaving a lasting legacy of skilled managers.
Most recently, JSI led the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program in Yemen (2014-2016), supporting an integrated technical approach that spanned reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition. The ninitiative worked to improve health services from pre-pregnancy through childhood and across the continuum of care from household and community to health facilities.
Health systems function smoothly when they are supported by effective supply chains. JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT designed, developed, strengthened, and operated reliable and sustainable public health supply chains in developing countries.
JSI assisted the Ministry of Public Health and Population to revise the reproductive health commodity security system operations manual, conduct a procurement/distribution/warehousing study, and prepare an updated five-year forecast.