JSI’s first program in Rwanda was USAID’s Resources for Child Health (REACH) project, designed to institutionalize immunization practices and improve care for acute respiratory infections. JSI continued its work in the field of child health, implementing the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS) program, which bolstered systems of nutrition and care delivery to newborns and children. JSI also provided critical support the country’s family planning efforts under the Family Planning Service Extension and Technical Support (SEATS) Project.
Most recently JSI has expanded its in-country portfolio to include work in reproductive and maternal health, HIV, and malaria prevention through the IMMUNIZATIONbasics project, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), and the Making Medical Injections Safer (MMIS) initiative—a project funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to institutionalize safe injection practices and efficient systems of needle procurement and disposal. JSI has also built capacity and strengthened technical services of local NGOs through the two Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative projects (NuPITA and TA-NPI), funded by USAID and CDC, respectively.