7 New Year’s Resolutions for Future Development Professionals

By Etiti Akhame-Ayeni, Digital Marketing Consultant, PSI In a partnership with Devex and USAID last year, we surveyed more than 1,000 development professionals on what skills they think they will need to stay afoot with the ever-evolving development landscape. As we focus on the year ahead, there is no better time to discuss how we

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Health Mobilizer

High Tech Meets Low Tech

How PSI And Mercycorps Used mHealth Communications Solutions

By Regina Moore, Communications Manager at PSI During the Ebola outbreak in Liberia this year, trust between communities and health facilities was severely damaged as facilities struggled to respond to pressing health needs while communities were in the dark about what was going on. Additionally, as Ebola survivors and family members of those affected began reintegrating

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Deploying mHealth Communications Solutions

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 Make sure the message is relevant to the community it seeks to address by incorporating community feedback first.   Ensure connectivity and access to the technologies you seek to use by partnering with private sectors, NGOs and country governments.   Use real-time data systems to orient the response to where it is needed.   Integrate

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Zeroing in on Ebola

Increasing data collection and connectivity helped stem the tide of the disease, but what needs to happen to finish the job?

By Merrick Schaefer, Lead for Mobile Data at the US Global Development Lab at USAID As the ebola epidemic in Liberia has been stamped out, but new cases continue to be reported in Sierra Leone and Guinea, USAID continues to work to get to zero. It’s the number that the global community must reach to end

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Bringing Innovation to the Front Line of Global Health

Lelio Marmora, UNITAID executive director, discusses how to accelerate introduction of effective new health solutions.

By Lelio Marmora, Executive Director of UNITAID What role does UNITAID play in fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria?LELIO MARMORA: UNITAID is in business to find smart new ways to prevent, treat and diagnose all three of these diseases more quickly, more cheaply and more effectively. Working with our partners, such as USAID and the

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Nepal Earthquake

Support Continues for Nepal

By Shazina Masud, Country Representative, Nepal Weeks after the initial 7.9 magnitude earthquake and powerful 7.3 and 6.3 aftershocks devastated Nepal, the situation is improving, but the Nepalese still face a long journey toward recovery and rebuilding. As the monsoon season begins, heavy rains are triggering landslides in many of the earthquake affected districts, exacerbating an already complex situation on the ground and threatening what fragile

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How Private Sector Partners can Increase Health Impact

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By Tarek Rabah, AstraZeneca’s Area Vice President for Middle East and Africa Multi Sectorial Partnership. Investments in global health require collaboration between the private sector, governments and nongovernmental organizations to effectively coordinate and deliver sustained healthcare solutions. Invest in Technical Assistance. Enhancing human resources and healthcare infrastructure such as training healthcare providers, ensuring strong supply chain

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Expanding the Bottom Line: Realistic Sustainability

The private sector takes on a public health challenge

By Tarek Rabah, AstraZeneca’s Area Vice President for Middle East and Africa As bilateral donors and development banks put increasing pressure on governments in low and middle income countries (LMICs) to cover a greater proportion of their national health budgets, developing sustainable solutions for public health challenges has never been more important. The private sector has a

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Development Worker

DFID’s Innovation Hub Wants You

Up for venture-style funding, online competition and creative collaboration? Then you just may be the future of development.

By Jonathan Wong, Head of DFID’s Innovation Hub It’s an exciting time for innovation in global development. New actors are looking for new, transformative solutions. Foundations and social impact investors are looking to invest in innovation and technologies that have the potential to deliver both high social impact and economic returns. The technology, design and creative industries

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Disrupting Global Health

Get inspired by five cutting-edge programs from around the world.

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI At PSI, we are masters at finding effective global health solutions and measuring our impact. Discover our latest program innovations and be inspired by the success stories from our network and corporate partners from around the world. Download the PDF file . Explore pulse.psi.org for extras on each of these innovations, including interactive quizzes,

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How to use Human-Centered Design

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By Aaron Britt, senior editor for IDEO.org Discovery. There’s no better way to understand the people you’re designing for than by immersing yourself in their lives and communities. Start with hearing the voices and understanding the lives of the people you’re designing for. Talk to them in person, where they live, work, and lead their lives. Once you’re there, observe as much as you can.

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Can a Bajaji Change a Teen Girl’s Life?

How Pam Scott, IDEO.org and PSI brought Human-Centered Design to Teen Pregnancy in Tanzania

By Aaron Britt, senior editor for IDEO.org and Karen Sommer Shalett, managing editor for Impact Magazine “Human-centered design has a role in solving every problem,” says Pam Scott, a serial design thinker whose career has wended from advertising to customer research to a board seat at IDEO.org to a current chapter that might be dubbed activist philanthropy. A

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