Addressing health in urban settings is a priority area for JSI. The USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities project, implemented by JSI and partners, aims to refocus city policies, planning, and services with a health equity lens while improving data-driven decision-making for Smart Cities in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
To prevent future outbreaks of Ebola and other diseases, high-quality health information system data must be readily available.
While there are significant differences between the NCD epidemics in countries of varying socio-economic development, there are many similarities. Lessons learned from our experiences in HIC can, and should, be applied to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).