Democratic Republic of CongoSince 1997, JSI's Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS), IMMUNIZATIONbasics, and the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) have been providing technical support for immunization initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. JSI has also worked in the D.R.C. in the areas of HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, and public health systems strengthening. In recent years, JSI was commissioned by UNICEF to conduct an assessment of the availability of essential heath commodities and the functionality of the supply chain in the D.R.C.
Currently, JSI leads the Maternal and Child Survival Project's (MCSP's) work in DRC, where we are working to accelerate reductions in child mortality by strengthening the national MOH capacity to strategically scale-up cost-effective, evidence-based interventions. JSI also leads the national policy work through the project.
Through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, JSI provided support to the Ministry of Health in USAID zones to strengthen the in-country supply chain for malaria commodities. JSI coordinated and collaborated with stakeholders to estimate commodity requirements, build capacity for the supply chain, improve the logistics information system, and decrease bottle necks to ensure effective delivery of commodities to the last mile. JSI has also led efforts to reach a consensus on how to effectively implement an integrated supply chain and LMIS.
PATH and JSI are collaborating with ministries of health and country implementing partners to coordinate DMPA SubQ country introduction and scale-up planning and implementation.
This collaboration between UNFPA and JSI focuses on three specific phases of work: analysis, strategic interventions, and reducing bottlenecks and building capacity in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, DRC, and Kenya.
Under USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, JSI leads the child health,immunization, and pediatric HIV activities.
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.
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.
As a MEASURE Evaluation partner, JSI has provided technical support in developing countries to build the capacity of individuals and organizations to collect and analyze technically sound data, and use that data for health decisionmaking.
JSI and its partners strengthened global procurement and distribution systems for essential HIV&AIDS medicines and supplies in over 20 countries, leading to lowered costs and better availability in some of the hardest to reach areas of the world.