For nearly thirty years, JSI has played an important role in building the capacity of the public, NGO, and private sectors in Uganda, implementing programs that have improved the health of Ugandan women, children, and men. The breadth of JSI’s support has spanned all fields of public health and has included health systems strengthening and service delivery support in reproductive health, maternal, neonatal and child health, immunization, HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. Cross-cutting areas of JSI’s focus in Uganda have included organizational capacity building, routine monitoring and evaluation, supply chain management, infection prevention, and health care waste management.
In addition to its supply chain initiatives, JSI implemented two regional integrated HIV and TB programs (NUMAT and STAR-EC,) which significantly increased access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, and support programs, as well as TB and malaria services. JSI is building on and expanding this work with the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) project in Northern Uganda.
Through SPRING, JSI contributed to the reduction in stunting and anemia and also worked to improve nutrition outcomes through an integrated nutrition program in Uganda’s underserved South West region.
JSI is implementing projects that are focused on strengthening routine immunization systems, combating malaria through training in indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticide, and, while leading Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) activities in Uganda, maintaining a strong focus on sustainable scale up, strengthening health systems to deliver high-impact technical interventions with increased coverage over time, among other projects that are improving people’s lives.