Since 1997, JSI has provided technical support for maternal and child health, including 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.
Today, immunization is still a focus, including introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as strengthening tuberculosis treatment. Through the TIFA project, JSI is supporting the scale-up of screening of pediatric TB in community care sites in Kinshasa as well as the scale-up of DR-TB detection. We are also helping co-design improvements to quality of TB care services to increase detection and drug inventory management.
JSI lead the Maternal and Child Survival Project’s (MCSP’s) work in DRC, where we worked to accelerate reductions in child mortality by strengthening the national MOH capacity to strategically scale-up cost-effective, evidence-based interventions. JSI also lead the national policy work through the project.
Through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, JSI provided support to the Ministry of Health to strengthen the in-country supply chain for malaria commodities in USAID zones. 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 also led efforts to reach a consensus on how to effectively implement an integrated supply chain and LMIS.