JSI’s first of many projects in Cambodia was the Resources for Child Health (REACH) project, implemented in 1991, which evaluated cold chain needs for an immunization campaign in two underserved regions in the country. The success of REACH led to JSI’s work there through the USAID-funded Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS) Project, a fifteen year-long series of initiatives that improved essential nutrition and health care for children under five.
Our work has continued with activities that focused on maternal and child health, reproductive health, health services delivery, and information technology. JSI’s work through USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in the country has optimized health services delivery and built capacity for sustainable systems. In recent years, JSI’s work in Cambodia has expanded to include family planning, HIV and health systems strengthening with a focus on health metrics. HIV efforts have included developing a monitoring system for OVC programs and conducting an assessment of provider initiated counseling and testing services in the country.