JSI has been working to strengthen health services and systems in Zambia since the mid-1980s, when it implemented the Family Planning Enterprise project. Over the past thirty years, JSI has significantly increased the scope and depth of support to the government, NGO, and private sectors to address the public health needs of the people of Zambia.
JSI is the government’s lead partner in strengthening supply chain systems for HIV-related health commodities. JSI’s support to Zambia’s HIV response also includes technical assistance to improve policies, scale up private workplace programs, and build the capacity of district-level government and NGOs to improve and expand HIV-related services.
Currently, through the USAID DISCOVER-Health project, JSI is working to ensure equitable access to.high quality services and products related to HIV, maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), family planning, and reproductive health as a strategic partner to the Government of Zambia. Using a total market approach, the project leverages the relative strengths of the public and private sectors to maximize quality, convenience, and affordability of care and products at the district and community levels.
Zambia is one of the ten countries JSI is supporting to implement cutting-edge innovations to reduce the incidence of HIV infection in adolescent girls and young women through the PEPFAR-funded DREAMS Innovation Challenge.
Through the Advancing Partners and Communities project, JSI supported community programs in Zambia that sought to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning.
View an infographic detailing JSI’s work improving health outcomes in Zambia.