Where Schools Fit Into Youth-Friendly Health Services

Project Ignite is reaching more Mozambican girls with sexual health services today than ever before

 By: Micaela Rodrigues, Marketing Director, PSI Mozambique Across the Republic of Mozambique, three in four unmarried sexually active adolescent girls do not use contraception—a lack of access that drives two in five girls to attempt aborting an unintended pregnancy. Countering the risks associated with early pregnancy and unsafe abortions necessitates radically broadening how girls can

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The Global State of Youth Wellbeing is Improving…Albeit Slowly

The 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index Assesses Youth Wellbeing in 30 Countries across Seven Regions

By Emma Beck, Associate Manager, External Relations and Communications, PSI At PSI, we have committed to working not only for—but with adolescents. We’re testing bold new ways of elevating youth as equal partners in designing, delivering and measuring systems that address their health needs. Our work leads with dignity. It encapsulates empathy. And it builds

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Insight & Empathy

by Manya Dotson, Project Director, Adolescents 360, PSI The piece below originally appeared on the A360 Learning Hub. In 2016, A360’s public health professionals, professional designers, young people, an anthropologist, and a developmental scientist had deep conversations with girls all over Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. It was formative research, but in line with the human-centered

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What do Pineapples Have to do with Teens and Contraceptives?

“Pineapples are special!” Cathreen Bukuku, one of PSI-Tanzania’s innovation coordinators, exclaimed as she held one of the spikey fruits out in front of her. She was at the private Arafa Ugweno Health Facility in Dar es Salaam, speaking to a room overflowing with teen girls who listened, captivated. “They stand tall—they are proud! They wear

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