Keeping Families HIV-Free this Father’s Day

Most couples don’t make getting tested for HIV part of their wedding plans. But when single parents Lovemore and Fungai got engaged, they decided it was a good idea before blending their families. Zimbabwe, where they live, is one of countries hardest hit by HIV.  Even still, they were shocked when the counselor at PSI’s

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African Family

The Importance of Fathers to Global Health Outcomes

By Maria Dieter, Communications Assistant, PSI “It’s wonderful how much you’re involved in your child’s life.” For a mother, this statement would be redundant. A father, however, would find it transformative. Yesterday was Father’s Day in the United States, and across the globe, fathers are proving to be an important and powerful force for change,

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A Father Worth Celebrating this Father’s Day

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By Jenny Tolep, External Relations and Communications Laurent Daniel is a loving husband and father in Mchinji, Malawi. To provide for his family, Laurent rides a bike taxi while his wife, Loness, farms, growing maize and ground nuts. Together, they have five children that range from 15-years-old to three months. It was after their fifth

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Celebrate Father’s Day By Ensuring Child Survival

Father’s Day is a chance to thank the father in your life and show him how much you care about him. This year, it can and should also be a chance to help families that struggle for access to affordable health care that can enable their children reach their 5th birthday.

For millions of parents in the developing world, it is a daily reality to wake up in the middle of the night to find their child ill with a life-threatening fever or illness. The parents may have to carry the child by foot to the nearest clinic, which can often be two days away. This tragedy unfolds every day, but with your help, the goal of ending preventable child deaths within the next generation is within reach.

PSI trains health workers to provide life-saving services in the communities where people live. PSI also delivers vital health products and information to hard-to-reach and underserved people, enabling them to keep their families safe. Your contribution to PSI will help give parents peace of mind knowing that care for their children is within reach.

Wish your dad a Happy Father’s Day by making a donation in his honor to PSI and joining the effort to ensure that every child has the chance to celebrate his or her 5th birthday. You can also join us on twitter (@psihealthylives) by using the hash tag #fathersday to share why fathers are an important part of child survival.

Population Services International (PSI) is a nonprofit organization classified under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to PSI are tax-deductible to the limits of applicable laws. This solicitation is not intended for residents of Utah; PSI is not registered as a charitable soliciting organization in Utah.

If you are interested in making a planned donation to PSI’s work in the developing world, please call us and ask about our planned giving program.

 

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