JSI has worked in Pakistan for more than 25 years, supporting the Government of Pakistan to strengthen the health system, improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes, and address the global health security agenda.
The USAID-supported Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery (IHSS-SD) Activity is helping Pakistan implement the Global Health Security Agenda by strengthening Pakistan’s health system to be able to detect, report, and respond to emerging public health threats (such as outbreaks of COVID-19, HIV, TB, typhoid and other infectious diseases) within the quickest time possible. JSI also supports the public sector health service delivery system to create and maintain accessible and equitable basic health services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, serving the most remote and hard-to-reach segments of the population.
The Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program supported the Pakistani government and Sindh Province, in particular, to improve management systems, access to data, and human resource capacity for better health services, with particular attention to the quality and equity of services.
Through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, JSI worked with the Government of Pakistan to improve availability of family planning, tuberculosis, and vaccine commodities down to the last mile. One significant milestone was the launch of the vaccine logistics management information system (vLMIS) in 2014, which, for the first time, made supply chain (including cold chain) data for vaccines visible down to the sub-district level.
Listen to a Voices of Public Health podcast interview with Dr. Nabeela Ali, JSI Country Representative, “How Does Strengthening a Health System Save Lives?” on Soundcloud.