CongoJSI’s work in Congo began with the Environmental Health Project (EHP) in 1999. The project worked to improve environmental conditions and sanitation systems in both urban and rural areas in order to reduce the incidence of infectious disease. JSI has since provided technical assistance, training, and strategic planning services to UNFPA’s Global Reproductive Health Commodity Security program, which established a reliable and efficient flow of essential drugs and medical equipment to isolated, rural communities. In recent years, JSI was commissioned by UNICEF to conduct an assessment of the availability of essential commodities and the functionality of the supply chain in Congo. JSI has also provided supply chain management and logistical support to USAID’s Avian and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Unit in Congo through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT’s Task Order 2.
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.
JSI conducted overall program monitoring and evaluation in health policy, epidemiology, health and hygiene education, and surveillance for this USAID-funded project to improve environmental conditions and reduce exposure to infectious agents.
JSI provided technical assistance to UNFPA offices and local counterparts to enhance in-country capacity to forecast, finance, procure, and distributed reproductive health commodities and promote RH commodity security policy dialogue.