Download: How to conduct a JANS based on country experience
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Download: JANS - Joint asessment tool, FAQ, quality assurance checklist
Joint Assessment of National Health Strategies, or JANS, is a shared approach to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a national health strategy or plan.
The country carrying out the JANS should decide how best to apply these principles and use the tool to suit the country context and stage of plan development.
JANS offers a valuable contribution in endorsing decisions with regard to health systems strengthening activities, performance and characteristics of health systems inputs and processes and consequently funding priorities. The JANS approach is being used in an increasing number of countries. In addition to individual country reports and lessons learned, an overview of how to conduct a JANS based on experiences, review of JANS user needs, quality assurance checklist and an updated detailed combined Joint Assessment Tool and Guidelines are available.
Following the Ebola epidemic the issue of health security has become very important globally and at country level. During a JANS, the health sector’s role in promoting health security is one aspect for consideration (for example, Attribute 3).
Since the JANS Tool and Guidelines were last updated, work under the Global Health Security Agenda partnership has resulted in elaborate guidelines for conducting a country assessment of health security capabilities including identifying gaps, opportunities and challenges: GHSA Country Assessment Tool