HondurasSince the mid-1980s, JSI has been working in Honduras to improve systems and health care across a range of critical health issues. Managing the USAID-funded ENTERPRISE Project, JSI facilitated the partnership between public and private sector health providers to increase access to affordable family planning services. JSI went on to implement other flagship programs for USAID in Honduras including, the Opportunities for Micronutrient Intervention (OMNI) project, Resources for Child Health (REACH), and the Environmental Health Project (EHP).
More recently, JSI’s work in the country has focused on the prevention and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis, managing the supply chain of health commodities and improving systems of care through the USAID | DELIVER and AIDSTAR-One projects. Under the Total Marketing Initiative, JSI also facilitated a collaborative process among all family planning product and service providers in the country to better segment the market and thus better meet the needs of their clients.
Through AIDSTAR-One, JSI has been providing technical assistance for the conceptualization, development and pilot implementation of a new strategy to address STI/HIV and AIDS aligned with the National Health Care Reform Framework, aiming to guarantee long-term sustainability.
The strategy includes the implementation of a comprehensive package of services in HIV&AIDS promotion, prevention, treatment, care and support for most at-risk populations (MARPS), and the general population. By providing technical assistance to the Health Secretariat and the National Association of People Living with HIV (ASONAPVSIDAH), AIDSTAR-One is working to strengthen the national health system and the national response to HIV and to improve the health status of undeserved and vulnerable populations.
The AIDSTAR Plus project provides technical assistance to increase the quality and availability of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for people living with HIV (PLHA) and key populations who live in priority geographical areas of Honduras.
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.
AIDSTAR-One synthesized and disseminated scientific research and models of successful program implementation in all areas of HIV, and provided targeted technical assistance to build effective, sustainable programs.
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.