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.
Malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges to health and development in many low- and middle-income countries—it contributes to 45 percent of all deaths in children under the age of five. Like any national challenge, sufficient, sustained funding is needed to address this issue.
Evidence has been mounting to support the hypothesis that maternal undernutrition, as well as in-utero infant and young child undernutrition, are correlated with the risk of developing nutrition related non-communicable diseases (N-RNCDs) later in life.