South SudanJSI first worked in greater Sudan with the Resources for Child Health (REACH) program, which analyzed the cost-effectiveness of immunization services in the country in the early 1990s. Since then, JSI has worked in Sudan to increase access to services surrounding reproductive and child health, and HIV&AIDS, malaria, trachoma, and other infectious disease prevention and treatment. In 2004, JSI implemented the Sudan Health Transformation Project, which was USAID's first health project in post-conflict Southern Sudan, and began the task of rebuilding the health system and improving health services delivery in 20 counties. Most of the work of the project included continuing grants to international NGOs which had been providing health services in the war-torn south. In addition, a package of essential high-impact services was provided at county level, and JSI worked with communities to increase their involvement in seeking health services. All these activitis were conducted during the conflict-to-development period of 2004-2009.
From 2009-2012, JSI continued to strengthen the health system in Wau County in the north under the SHTP II project. Working intimately with the county and state health departments, JSI was responsible for improving service delivery in 12 health centers, and improving capacity of the Ministry of Health to implement direct services in Wau County.
Through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, JSI worked with other key development partners to support the Ministry of Health to rebuild its supply chain of essential medicines and malaria commodities. The Project supported the MOH in strengthening the central medical store, including all key storage activities. JSI has also procured, imported, stored, and distributed essential medicines and malaria commodities to all counties in South Sudan under the Essential Medicines Fund project.
The New Vaccine Introduction (NVI) for GAVI supports the introduction of the HPV vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), and rotavirus vaccine in three countries.
School children in South Sudan receive vitamin A supplements through integrated programming implemented by the Health, Education, and Reconciliation (HEAR) project.
JSI helped build the capacity of the Wau County Department of Health to provide basic health and nutrition, improve water sanitation, and increase community mobilization and engagement around health.
Workers at health clinics in South Sudan receive logistics training through the Sudan Health Transformation Project, which helps them keep their facilities stocked with essential medicines and supplies.
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.
The Sudan Health Transformation Project distributes 100,000 pesticide-treated bednets in malaria-stricken Southern Sudan, protecting thousands from the life-threatening disease.
JSI is improving access and use of health services to improve the well-being of families in Wau, Southern Sudan. JSI trains home health promoters to boost community mobilization and is developing a behavior change strategy for malaria prevention.
JSI worked to rebuild the health system in post-conflict Southern Sudan and increase use of health, water, and sanitation services and practices by building the capacity of the government, ministry of health, and NGOs.