LaosOver the last 5 years, JSI has been working to improve the supply chain system in Laos through the USAID DELIVER PROJECT. Under DELIVER’s Task Order 2, JSI bolstered commodity procurement and delivery systems that prepared facilities and clinics for potential avian and pandemic influenza outbreaks. Expanding on the improvements made by the Outbreak Response initiative, DELIVER’s follow-up program, Emerging Pandemic Threats, is increasing the flexibility and preparedness of the Laotian health system to respond to a range of potential outbreaks by securing essential commodities and training personnel in fast and efficient delivery methods.
JSI also manages the Using Measles Activities to Strengthen Immunization and Surveillance (UMASIS) project, which works in Laos to improve routine immunization and surveillance using existing measles inoculation programs and resources.
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.
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.
JSI is working with WHO to identify practical ways for countries to use activities focused on controlling or eliminating measles to strengthen immunization and surveillance systems, for the mutual advantage of both efforts.
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.