John Snow, Inc., and our nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world.
JSI’s mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.
For 35 years, Boston-based JSI and our affiliates have provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices, with more than 500 U.S.-based professionals and 1,600 host country staff.
JSI is deeply committed to improving the health of individuals and communities worldwide. We work in partnership with governments, organizations, and host-country experts to improve quality, access and equity of health systems worldwide. We collaborate with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to achieve change in communities and health systems.
What we do
JSI is actively engaged in ending preventable newborn and child deaths in the most under-served areas of the world. Despite important progress made, 6.6 million children under the age of five globally die each year because they lack immunizations, clean water, basic nutrition and essential newborn and child health care.
Since the early 1980s, JSI has implemented child health programs in more than 80 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. From supporting essential newborn care to under-five child health interventions, we have strengthened community, health facility, and health system efforts to help children live longer and better lives. JSI’s expertise spans a wide variety of areas, including training community health volunteers, strengthening integrated community case management, improving performance of health facility workers, improving national supply chains, increasing the use of data for decision-making, developing health policy, and more.
Over the past three decades, JSI has been at the forefront of innovations in neonatal and child health. For example, JSI was noted as a world leader in vitamin A supplementation programs, and has been instrumental in advancing diarrheal disease control and community-based pneumonia care programs. Over the past five years, JSI has helped lead the use of the antiseptic chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care to reduce newborn mortality from sepsis. In 2013, JSI’s Chlorhexidine Navi (Cord) Care Program in Nepal was a Grand Prize winner in the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenges initiative, and in 2014, it was selected as one of four USAID-wide initiatives that its new Development Laboratory will work to scale-up in 20 countries.
JSI is currently a partner on USAID’s global flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, providing technical leadership in the areas of child health and immunization. In addition, JSI supports USAID’s Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths and the global initiative, Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhea by 2025.
To learn about ongoing child health work, read staff posts on the JSI blog, The Pump.