With more than 30 years experience in Indonesia, JSI fosters partnerships between government and civil society institutions, international development organizations, and the private sector to improve public health through health systems strengthening and maternal, child, and reproductive health programs. Use of research results and other evidence to improve programs and policies is a hallmark of JSI’s work, as we have introduced new technologies, essential drugs, contraceptives and related health products, and innovative approaches to improve public health.
Currently, JSI is providing the supply chain component to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Reinvigorating Family Planning in Indonesia project. The logistics work complements the “Right Time, Right Method, My Choice” behavior change campaign to improve product availability in 11 pilot districts through an implementation research approach.
In Makassar, the USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities project works with the Smart and Sombrere program to give health a more central role in urban planning. This has resulted in activities related citizen reporting systems, air quality, transportation, technology, and waste management, among others.
In this nation of 242 million people, 700 languages, 17,500 islands, and 34 decentralized provinces, JSI has worked to overcome complex logistical challenges and strengthen the country’s health supply chain. Through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, JSI implemented a range of activities to improve Indonesia’s public health commodity security, including providing technical assistance to national programs to address and prevent emerging pandemic threats; helping the country meet the Global Health Initiative strategy goal of diagnosing and treating 1 million tuberculosis patients; and comprehensively analyzing the availability, finances, and policy related to family planning commodities.
The Health Services Program worked with private and public health providers to strengthen health systems. JSI left a lasting legacy of improved maternal and newborn health in Indonesia and was instrumental in helping rebuild the health sector in Aceh Province after the 2004 tsunami and providing emergency relief after the earthquakes in 2008. JSI’s work with partner organizations through HSP was published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal: Maternal characteristics and clinical diagnoses influence obstetrical outcomes in Indonesia. JSI also provided technical assistance to the province of Central Java for the development of improved health service management and delivery of key maternal and child health services under the World Bank’s Child Health and Nutrition III Program.