Upcoming Webinar: Developing Markets for Sanitation

There is widespread acknowledgement that sanitation markets must be built and harnessed if we are to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all and end open defecation by 2030. However, traditionally, the WASH sector is not experienced in engaging with market sector players. How to understand the market, how to facilitate markets for

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3 Ways to Engage the Private Sector Against TB

By Petra Stankard, Senior Technical Advisor HIV & TB, PSI, and Dr. Shekhar Waikar, Director of Programs, PSI-India World TB Day, commemorated on March 24th each year, raises our awareness that despite effective drugs and diagnostics, tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death in much of the world. TB is second only to HIV as

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It Takes a Village: How One Toilet Becomes 150,000

By Maria Dieter, Communications Assistant, PSI Today is World Water Day. Take a moment to think about all of the ways you use water: to drink, to brush your teeth, to cook. But what if you couldn’t be sure whether the water in your home was safe to use? Check out the story below to

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The Heroes of International Women’s Day

PSI works to make it easier for women in the developing world to live healthier lives and plan the families they desire. Now more than ever, our commitment to women is unwavering. On International Women’s Day, we’re featuring three heroes of their own stories. In keeping themselves and their families healthy, they’re creating a better

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Three Promising Practices for Management of NCDs in India

by Deepti Mathur, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management, PSI/India Dr. Ritu Rana, General Manager, Non Communicable Diseases, PSI/IndiaDr. Heather White, Technical Advisor for Non-Communicable Diseases, PSI Common non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like diabetes and hypertension, are silent killers that plague a large percentage of the workforce and reduce productivity globally, posing a threat to the development of

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Changing Policy Unblocks an Obstacle

India and 68 other developing countries pledged to make contraceptives available to an additional 120 million women and girls by 2020. To reach this goal, the most populous state in the country, Uttar Pradesh (UP), must make a large contribution. The UP government turned to PSI-India to help implement the Hausala Sajheedari program, incentivizing private-sector

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Is (Social) Enterprise the Future?

By Abigail Winskell, PSI What is a social enterprise? Profit for purpose or the double bottom line of impact and money? Applying commercial practices to deliver positive social impact? A for-profit entity with a strong focus on delivering social impact? Or simply an opportunity for non-profit organizations to diversify their funding for increased health impact? All

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A Model Enterprise

Global health and development are evolving, which requires PSI’s business model to evolve as well. To offer sustainable health solutions for our beneficiaries in India, PSI created a partnership between two entities in that country: PSI’s newly established social enterprise, the PSI-India Private Limited (LLC), and PSI-India, which remains a non-profit entity. The LLC and

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Watch How Unilever is Helping Improve Access to Toilets in Bihar, India

By Alena Sims, Communications Associate, PSI Globally, 2.4 billion people do not have access to a toilet, of which nearly 1 billion defecate in the open. As a result, poor sanitation contributes to 1.5 million deaths from diarrheal diseases among children every year. In addition, not having a safe place to defecate puts women and

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Watch How Unilever is Helping Improve Access to Toilets in Bihar, India

By Alena Sims, Communications Associate, PSI Globally, 2.4 billion people do not have access to a toilet, of which nearly 1 billion defecate in the open. As a result, poor sanitation contributes to 1.5 million deaths from diarrheal diseases among children every year. In addition, not having a safe place to defecate puts women and

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Project HOPE Makes Strides against Diabetes and Hypertension in India

Launched in 2012, Project UDAY is led by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi in partnership with Population Services International (PSI) and Project HOPE.

This article was originally posted on BioSpectrum Bureau‘s website.  Project HOPE, the global health organization, is experiencing great success in India in its role in Project UDAY (which means “dawn” or “sunrise” in Hindi), a comprehensive diabetes and hypertension prevention and management program supported by Eli Lilly and Company under the Lilly NCD Partnership. According to

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The Vital Role of a Network Coordinator in Marketing Products for Women’s Health

By Deepti Mathur – Senior Manager – Knowledge Management, PSI/India; Heeya Maity –Intern – Knowledge Management, PSI/India Every morning, Vinita plans her day, mapping out the doctors and pharmacists that she will meet on her rounds. Her schedule often changes based on whether a provider is busy with patients or in surgery; she must then

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