Since 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.