Nutrition

 

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.

Our Expertise

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

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Key Experts
Watch this video to learn more about JSI's work to strengthen nutrition services in Ethiopian communities.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: Alive & Thrive - Maternal Nutrition and Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)

Alive & Thrive - Maternal Nutrition and Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)

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.

FEATURE
View details: In Liberia, mobile phones are used to improve data flow for better nutrition interventions

In Liberia, mobile phones are used to improve data flow for better nutrition interventions

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.

PROJECT
View details: Ethiopia Integrated Family Health Program Plus

Ethiopia Integrated Family Health Program Plus

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.

FEATURE
View details: Strengthening learning through vitamin A supplementation in South Sudan

Strengthening learning through vitamin A supplementation in South Sudan

School children in South Sudan receive vitamin A supplements through integrated programming implemented by the Health, Education, and Reconciliation (HEAR) project.

PROJECT
View details: Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

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.

FEATURE
View details: Promoting breastfeeding to ensure healthier babies in Ethiopia

Promoting breastfeeding to ensure healthier babies in Ethiopia

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.

PROJECT
View details: Liberian Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition and Child Health (LAUNCH) Project

Liberian Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition and Child Health (LAUNCH) Project

LAUNCH is a USAID Food for Peace (FFP) program that aims to improve food security of vulnerable people living in the rural Bong and Nimba counties of Liberia.

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