about jsi

Our Story

John Snow India Private Limited (JSI India), a subsidiary of JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Massachusetts, USA, is a leading public health organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities across the country. We develop and implement high-impact, sustainable, and locally-owned public health initiatives. A robust interface and relationships with the government, private sector, and civil society allows us to convene and collaborate, innovate, inform policy, and develop sustainable & scalable models of programs. Over the years, JSI India has become a recognized leader for its innovative approaches in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), Immunization, urban health, Tuberculosis, nutrition, supply chain management, monitoring & evaluation, and health system strengthening.  We are implementing projects funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI, and other leading donors.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to be a catalyst for strengthening public health in India for improving the lives of local communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable communities through innovative, evidence informed, and replicable strategies in partnership with government, private sector and civil society.



Striving for better health outcomes conceptualizing, designing and implementing rigorous review and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to take evidence-based models to scale.

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity (M-RITE)

Providing real-time data and information to policy makers to drive evidence-based decisions

Immunization Technical Support Unit

India’s think tank on Immunization

Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction

Providing technical assistance to the government for nation-wide introduction

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Introduction

Lead partner in providing technical support to the government for introduction in 14 states

Rapid Immunization Skill Enhancement (RISE)

Blending knowledge and skill building to complement classroom training on immunization

TB Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA)

Accelerating achievement of strategic aims in the National TB Elimination Program

Urban Immunization

Implementing a 3-year pilot project in urban slums of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

Building Healthy Cities

Embedding urban health in city policy design with focus on equity and data-driven decision making

Systems Approach for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (SAMVEG)

Institutionalizing capacity building systems applying human-centered design and implementation


Over the last ten years since its inception in 2013–2014, JSI India has contributed to public health initiatives across the country focussed on marginalised and vulnerable populations. It has so far implemented 34 public health projects in India and has over 15 active projects on the ground as of January 2023.

JSIPL at a Glance


Core team


Dr. Sanjay Kapur

Managing Director


Dr. Ayushi Agrawal

Program Lead, Urban RI project for strengthening Urban Immunization in UP and Bihar, JSI.


Ritesh Koshik

Director - Finance & Operations


Dr. Pritu Dhalaria

Director, Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU)


Parul Makkar

Senior Manager, Human Resources


Dr. Gopal Krishna Soni

Project Director, Momentum Routine Immunization Transformation & Equity Project


Dr. Arup Deb Roy

Project Director, RVVI & PCV Project


Dr. Archana Kharyal

Project Manager (Nutrition), MIFA IR Project


Venkatesh Roddawar

Project Director, TIFA Project


Niraj Agrawal

Director- Program Development


Dr. Parthasarathi Ganguly

Project Director, RISE Project


Avinash Upadhyay

Project Director, Advancing Nutrition


Dr. Anil kumar Kandukuri

Technical Advisor - RMNCH+A & Nutrition