How can Ethiopian Adolescents Participate in their own Health?

By Amerti Lemma, Communications and PR Coordinator, PSI/Ethiopia There is an Amharic joke that goes: A family meeting was called by a father to decide what the family was going to buy for the New Year’s celebration. The floor was opened by the son who said, “we can’t start the New Year without some Doro

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Living for Love: What Motivates Adolescents?

By Ahna Suleiman, Developmental Scientist, UC Berkeley Center on the Developing Adolescent & Adolescents 360 Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-year project aimed to increase access to and uptake of voluntary modern contraception among adolescent girls (15-19 years old) in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The project fuses public health, marketing, human-centered design, developmental neuroscience, and cultural anthropology and will

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Putting Youth at the Center of Design

Meet the young designer behind the new Adolescents 360 logo

By Rena Greifinger, Technical Advisor for Youth & Girls, PSI Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-year project aimed to increase access to and uptake of voluntary modern contraception among adolescent girls (15-19 years old) in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The project fuses public health, marketing, human-centered design, developmental neuroscience, and cultural anthropology and meaningfully engages

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Breaking Out of Silos: Leaving Your Disciplinary Ego at the Door

By Ambika Samarthya-Howard, Head of Communications at Praekelt.org, with contributions from Rena Greifinger, Technical Advisor for Youth & Girls, PSI This post originally appeared on Praekelt’s blog. I’ve been thinking a lot about silos and working across disciplines since I joined Praekelt. Recently, sitting on a panel with other international organizations working on youth and

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Why Melinda Gates is Excited about Girls Helping Girls

By Taylor Vaught, Learning Advisor, Adolescents 360, PSI At PSI, we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about putting girls at the heart of our work. Melinda Gates is too, and we’re grateful to her for giving a shout out to one of our projects, Adolescents 360, in her recent article on Medium about why she’s excited

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Collaborating with Ethiopian Youth To Conduct Field Research for Contraception

Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-year project aimed to increase access to and uptake of voluntary modern contraception among adolescent girls (15-19 years old) in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The project fuses public health, marketing, human-centered design, developmental neuroscience, and cultural anthropology and will meaningfully engage young people in the design and delivery of solutions that respond to their specific

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PSI Pledges Increased Access to Contraception for 10 Million Youth by 2020

Population Services International (PSI) is excited to join Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) in its sharpened focus on meeting the unmet need for contraception among adolescents and young women. PSI, through its global network of 60 country programs, commits to reaching 10 million people under the age of 25 with modern contraceptive methods by the end

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Adolescents 360

The World’s Most Promising Generation is Coming of Age and Here’s What It Needs from Us

Adolescents 360 is a four-year $30 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, aiming to increase voluntary, modern contraceptive use and reduce unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in three pilot countries — Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia. By applying a user-centered approach, with youth

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