JSI’s first activity in Mali was the ENTERPRISE Project, implemented there in the late 1980s to establish and improve family planning services through private-sector health systems. JSI has continued to support improvements in family planning, and maternal, child, reproductive, and environmental health in Mali, employing expertise in wide range of technical areas, including immunization, health logistics, and information technology.
Between 1999 and 2003, JSI collaborated with its affiliate, World Education, Inc., and USAID to implement the Programme Denmiseniya Yiriwali, an initiative that addressed Mali’s rapid population growth and high maternal mortality rates through social marketing of contraceptive commodities, peer education on reproductive health and basic nutrition, and counseling for youth.
JSI has also provided technical assistance and capacity building services to the Mother and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) and the Maternal and Child Survival Project (MCSP), evaluating and meeting the specific needs of communities in order to improve health outcomes for high-burden and vulnerable populations. We fostered effective policy, program learning, and accountability for improved outcomes across the continuum of care.
Through MEASURE Evaluation, JSI’s activities have focused on strengthening the health management information system (HMIS) a critical sub-system of the routine health information system (RHIS) and addressing other M&E needs per the request of the USAID Mission. in 2015, MEASURE Evaluation was asked to support the Mali Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen disease surveillance systems to better respond to Ebola Virus Disease and other infectious diseases.