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Since 1994, JSI has partnered with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in Ethiopia to support every level of the health system in an effort to expand access to health care for all. To date, JSI has managed more than 60 health projects in Ethiopia following our guiding principles to support locally led initiatives for sustainability; develop innovative and scalable solutions for improved health outcomes; strengthen community engagement, patient-centered services, and multi-level engagement to ensure continuity of care; and build resilience through systems-level support.

Many of our programs strengthen the health system by improving the quality and use of reproductive, maternal, and child health services. Our USAID Quality Healthcare Activity (QHA) sustains the gains of the USAID Transform: Primary Health Care project (2017–2022), which prevented mortality among 1.4 million children under the age of 5 and more than 85,000 mothers. QHA applies adaptive technical assistance to meet the precise needs of health facilities and the communities they serve, enabling them to offer accessible and high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health care. JSI expands this contribution through the USAID-funded Lowlands Health Activity and Empowered Communities Activity, both of which focus on closing equity gaps in reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health outcomes and increasing access to high-quality health education and services.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is also invested in Ethiopia’s health system to meet reproductive, maternal, and child health needs, currently through JSI’s Improve Primary Health Care Service Delivery and Strengthening Service Delivery projects, both of which offer tailored and comprehensive assistance to primary health settings. These projects are continuing progress made under the BMGF-funded Last 10 Kilometers and Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services projects.

JSI has engineered many innovations in digital health and data use that have transformed health information systems to better track, analyze, and create usable data quickly. These innovations have improved health care delivery and supply chain system efficiency and effectiveness. We are working closely with the FMOH to help the country achieve its Information Revolution, the digitization of the entire health system. Our USAID Digital Health Activity, BMGF-funded Data Use Partnership, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation-funded Electronic Community Health Information System, and Mastercard Wellness Pass projects work toward this ambitious goal.

JSI is working to strengthen Ethiopia’s supply chain through its digital health initiatives and the BMGF-funded Immunization Collaborative Supply Planning Strengthening project. This project uses our local supply chain expertise to enhance supply planning decisions and test improvements in vaccine supply and access nationally.

Routine immunization and new vaccine introductions are essential to saving lives and ensuring optimal health outcomes. JSI’s Gavi-funded Targeted Country Assistance project ensures vaccination of un- and under-immunized children, while the Gavi-funded COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Support and the USAID MOMENTUM – Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity projects provide direct technical assistance to the FMOH to improve COVID-19 vaccination planning and coordination.

JSI’s presence is ever-growing and working to foster a healthier Ethiopia. See our Ethiopia brochure and scroll down to learn more.

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Years of Experience

JSI has been working in Ethiopia since 1994.



JSI has implemented more than 62 projects in Ethiopia.


Staff Members

Currently, 476 staff members work at JSI in Ethiopia.


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