MyanmarSince 2004, JSI has been supporting public health initiatives in Myanmar to improve access to and the quality of health care. JSI’s ongoing work supports the government’s commitment to achieving universal health coverage by 2030
This work includes:
Enhancing Frontline Health Worker Capacity
- Data and health planning: JSI supported five township health assessments, generating data that was used to finalize and guide coordinated township health plans.
- Improved technical skills: JSI facilitated training for 220 midwives in emergency obstetrics care and for 125 auxiliary midwives on basic support during pregnancy and delivery.
- System building: JSI and UNFPA helped the MOHS improve availability and use of supply chain data to strengthen the management of 35 key reproductive and maternal health products through the implementation of the Reproductive Health Commodity Logistics System (RHC-LS) and supply chain quality improvement teams, which have demonstrated improvements in three key indicators: reporting rates have increased, stockout rates have declined, and facilities are stocked according to plan. This success spurred the government to nationally scale the system. As a key technical partner, JSI has supported the implementation of RHC-LS in 72 townships in 6 states and regions.
- Commodity forecasting and procurement: The JSI-implemented USAID | DELIVER PROJECT supported Myanmar’s National Malaria Control Program by procuring and distributing malaria medicines, pharmaceutical supplies, and equipment, including more than 500,000 bed nets. JSI also supported the development of the National Health Supply Chain Strategy, and provides ongoing support to commodity forecasting and procurement.
- Mobile solutions for frontline health workers: Under the Myanmar RMNCH Quality of Care Project, JSI and Dimagi, Inc. are working, in partnership with UNICEF, to help the MOHS design and deploy CommCare, an open-source mobile application that improves the quality of care provided by midwives in rural communities by acting as a job aid and case management tool. JSI will help Myanmar’s MOHS expand this program to reach more than 10,000 midwives nationwide. Meet a JSI staff member who's on a mission to ensure CommCare is customized to meet midwives needs.
John Snow, Inc. has been engaged to help strengthen the supply chain for reproductive health commodities in Myanmar.
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.
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 managed a stockpile of outbreak response commodities, and provided procurement and distribution services to respond to outbreaks from avian flu to ebola worldwide and to pre-position supplies at regional and country levels for rapid deployment.
Provision of high quality RH services for displaced persons is often neglected in emergency response.RAISE seeks to ensure that displaced populations receive quality reproductive health (RH) services. JSI is a RAISE Initiative advocacy partner.