Learn more about JSI's work supporting effective low-cost interventions to improve nutrition in homes, communities, and health facilities.
Globally undernutrition causes nearly half of the deaths in children under five—about 3.1 million children each year—and about half of all pregnant women in developing countries are anemic and likely to give birth to underweight babies. JSI is committed to empowering people, especially women, communities and health care workers, with essential nutrition and hygiene actions in support of Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3, which aims to significantly reduce hunger, women and child mortality by 2030.
JSI is a pioneer of at-scale implementation of high-impact nutrition interventions using the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework; providing technical support to strengthen and scale-up programs; implementing country-specific approaches—including community mobilization, and supporting policy change, advocacy, evidence-based learning, and monitoring and evaluation—to strengthen health systems. Our core areas of expertise include:
- Engaging the private sector
- Food security and emergency nutrition
- Lifecycle approach to nutrition
- Maternal and child nutrition
- Social and behavior change communication
- Webinar on Double-Duty Actions: Policies that Address Malnutrition in All its Forms - Harmonizing Multi-Sectoral Nutrition & NCD Policy for "Double-Duty" Nutrition Activities
In Zambia, JSI will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western.
The LAUNCH program in Liberia is training field workers to use mobile technology to collect and store important data about the health and nutrition of people in their communities.
In India, Alive and Thrive is delivering technical assistance to 8 medical colleges and state health organizations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh (UP) to identify strategies for improving the implementation of MIYCN interventions and coverage.
School children in South Sudan receive vitamin A supplements through integrated programming implemented by the Health, Education, and Reconciliation (HEAR) project.
Through IFHP Plus, JSI is improving maternal and child health and increasing the availability and quality of services, products, and information, and strengthening the national health system to support local health needs.
A traditional birth attendant from Ethiopia's remote Amhara region receives training from the Essential Services for Health in Ethiopia project on how to promote breastfeeding among new mothers in her community.
SPRING is scaling up high-impact nutrition practices and policies by providing technical support on preventing stunting and maternal and child anemia, linking agriculture and nutrition, and changing behavior through communication.
LAUNCH was a USAID Food for Peace (FFP) program that worked to improve food security of vulnerable people living in the rural Bong and Nimba counties of Liberia.