JSIPL is a key partner of the Government of India in managing large and complex projects in
routine immunization (RI). This includes strengthening RI systems, rolling-out new vaccines,
and supporting the government in scaling-up COVID-19 vaccination. Sustainable immunization
programs are built and integrated with other services to improve reach and optimize
resources.JSIPL strives to introduce measures and metrics for enhancing the
immunization service while making recommendations to the Government for a people-centered
service experience for immunization.
Providing extensive technical support to national and state governments and
drawing upon rich global experience to implement large scale, high impact projects in India.
Strengthening local ownership and quality of projects such as
post-introduction evaluation of new vaccines and conducting national, state, and district
Supporting MoHFW to strengthen RI programs in rural and urban areas to ensure
all women and children have access to services.
Working extensively in urban settings to understand the demand for and
barriers to access and use of health services.
Building capacities and establishing strong coalitions among civil society,
private sector, and government health stakeholders by engaging with civic authorities in
immunization systems for sustainable and equitable vaccinations for the urban poor.
Addressing gaps in access to immunization services to build sustainable RI programs,
including engaging communities in identifying and tracking newborns to reduce left-outs and
Nurturing innovations with initiatives that improve planning, service delivery, and data use
through new technologies like RI dashboards.
Strengthening RI by developing strategic documents and guidelines to accelerate progress
towards 90% full immunization coverage (FIC) and undertaking reviews of UIP and its
Supporting MoHFW in the rapid scale-up of Rotavirus vaccine (RVV) in 2019 across 25
states/UTs in just 100 days and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in 31 states/UTs in six
months in 2021.
Designing and implementing the Regular Appraisal of Program Implementation in Districts
(RAPID) approach, which was adopted and financed by the Government as an integral part of
immunization program quality improvement.
Helping Government of India in multiple ways to scale up COVID vaccination, directly reaching
over 35 million people.
Since 2016, JSIPL has been helping strengthen RVV introduction into the RI
system in all Indian states with technical support and oversight based on in-depth
knowledge of local context and years of experience in new vaccine introduction (NVI) in
In 2021, GoI launched a nationwide expansion of PCV under the UIP. As the
lead technical partner, JSIPL provided technical support to national and state
governments to ensure smooth PCV implementation within planned timelines. It integrated
the vaccine into the country’s RI program while building capacity for its introduction
in 14 states.
The Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU) acts as the nerve centre and
provides techno-managerial support to MoHFW for scaling up UIP, enabling systems
strengthening and implementing a Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Immunization and
rolling-out interventions, keeping equity and quality as its basic tenets.
Under a USAID grant, JSIPL provides technical assistance to GoI and state
governments to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination across cities and far-flung areas as part of
the M-RITE project. It looks at the supply chain, technology support, last-mile
delivery, micro-planning, demand generation, data analysis, and workforce expansion.
As part of JSIPL’s efforts to strengthen health systems to respond to
pandemics, the COVID-19 support project provides timely support to MoHFW in vaccination
roll-out besides undertaking preparedness planning, infection prevention, supply
procurement, and supply chain management.
The Urban Immunization project aims at strengthening the overall urban
health system with an emphasis on immunization services among vulnerable populations
residing in these areas. The project invests in integrating and converging with other
ongoing national programs that expand and enhance immunization service delivery in an
evolving urban sphere.
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