USAID Photo of sudanese mother and child Sudan Health Transformation Project (SHTP)

Technical Areas

Technical areas targeted through the project include:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Rehabilitation of primary health centers (PHC)
  • Training of medical personnel
  • Procurement of essential drugs
  • Immunization (EPI)
  • Access to clean water
  • Prevention and treatment of malaria

JSI, through a granting mechanism, strengthens primary health care services at the community and county levels. The project supports innovations that:

Transition from humanitarian assistance to development by focusing on moving beyond relief to institutionalize structures and systems that are sustainable and foster the development process.

Build capacity by working to ensure that skills, attitudes, tools and approaches are introduced and delivered in a way that builds local capacity.

Promote partnerships by providing resources and support to build collaboration and coordination among beneficiaries, government officials, Sudanese and international NGOs, donors, and the private sector.

Address gender issues by promoting gender sensitivity across the program and encouraging women and women's groups to participate in trainings, planning and monitoring of health services, developing community health activities, and generating demand for services to meet their needs.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. successfully implemented the Sudan Health Transformation Project (SHTP) from 2004 to 2009. Further information about SHTP activities can be obtained from