JSI’s Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery (IHSS-SD) Activity works to improve access to basic health services along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, and works across the country to increase the surveillance and control of domestic and cross-border disease transmission and contribute to the Global Health Security Agenda.
Along the border with Afghanistan, the activity is working to expand access and improve the quality of maternal and child health, nutrition, immunization, and water, sanitation, and hygiene, services. The activity also is strengthening the ability of the national and provincial governments to respond to infectious disease outbreaks. This includes technical support to strengthen the linkages between the provincial and national laboratory systems and to improve risk communication systems that prevent, detect, and manage outbreaks.
The IHSS-SD Activity is a seven-year, USAID-supported initiative and works in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Baluchistan, Sindh, and Punjab.