UzbekistanJSI first began working in Uzbekistan in 1992 with USAID's Resources for Child Health (REACH) Project, which implemented an emergency child immunization program in the newly-independent country. Through subsequent projects, such as the Central Asia Quality Health Project (Zdrav and ZdravPlus), and the the Central Asian Program on AIDS Control and Intervention Targeting Youth and High-Risk Groups (CAPACITY) Program, JSI has worked with government and NGO stakeholders to improve the quality and access to a wide range of services, including child health, primary health care, and HIV and tuberculosis prevention. JSI’s work has improved reproductive health and family planning services, expanded access to basic health care provisions, and trained in-country doctors and medical staff to ensure the sustainability of interventions.
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 ZdravPlus project helps the Ministry of Health in Uzbekistan launch a public health campaign to reduce childhood diarrheal illness that spreads health messages through health fairs, TV and radio programming, and advertisements.
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.