JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. successfully implemented the Together for Health for the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2005 to 2011. For further information on project activites, visit the TfH page on jsi.com.
Together for Health is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) a nonprofit public health research and consulting firm dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the US and throughout the world.
JSI builds local capacity to address critical health problems, collaborating with local partners to assist countries, governments, communities, families, and individuals to develop their skills and identify solutions that meet their public health needs. Through management assistance, research and evaluation, education, and training, JSI works to enable agencies and health professionals to provide appropriate services in an effective and compassionate manner.
Together for Health has many partners, both in the US and in Ukraine:
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
The Together for Health project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID promotes peace and stability by fostering economic growth, protecting human health, providing emergency humanitarian assistance, and nurturing democracy in developing countries. USAID's work in transformational countries enables these nations to build the capacity to sustain their own progress.
Since 1992, the USAID Regional Mission to Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus has worked with government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to further the processes of democratic development, economic growth, and social sector reform.
Today, the regional mission is also providing assistance to fight infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) as well as fighting trafficking in persons (TIP). These initiatives are in response to the rapidly escalating HIV and TB epidemics as well as the status of Ukraine as a source, transit, and destination country for TIP.
Other health and social priorities support family planning/reproductive health policies and services, prevention and control of avian influenza, family and community care of orphans and vulnerable children, and maternal and child health. The Mission has become involved in the effort to control the spread of avian influenza in Ukraine and Moldova as well.
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JSI Work in the Eastern Europe and Eurasia region
For over 30 years, Boston-based JSI has provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 102 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and dozens of international offices with about 1800 employees worldwide.
JSI works extensively in the Eastern Europe and Eurasia region. In addition to Together for Health, JSI implements another project in Ukraine, the Maternal & Infant Health Project, which is also supported by USAID. JSI also works in the following countries of the region:
Central Asian Republics
In the last decade, JSI has also implemented some other projects in various countries in the EE & EA region. The most important ones include: the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Technical Assistance and Support Contract, Romanian Family Health Initiative, Russia Maternal and Child Health Initiative, and Europe and Eurasia Regional Family Planning Activity which worked to improve the quality of, and access to, family planning/reproductive health services and products, increase the use of modern contraceptives in the region and decrease abortion rates.
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