How to Create Comprehensive Care for Non-Communicable Diseases

by Deepti Mathur, Senior Specialist, Knowledge Management, PSI India & George Philip, Technical Advisor, Systems Strengthening, PSI India The government of Uttar Pradesh continues to be recognized throughout India as a leader in women’s health for its National Health Mission: Sampoorna (“comprehensive” in Hindi) clinics.  In addition to receiving honors for ‘Best Practice in Health

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How Cervical Cancer Counseling Saves Lives

By Cat Normile, Project Manager, NCDs, PSI In India, nearly one woman dies from cervical cancer every seven minutes, and yet the disease is highly preventable if women are screened and treated early. Community mobilizers like Soni play a critical role in educating their peers about screening and treatment options. Through their personal commitment to

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Developing an IUD Inserter for Postpartum Women

The story below originally appeared on USAID’s blog.  Dr. Sharad Singh from Population Services International (PSI) recalls the story of a new young mother, Sarita.* “She held her newborn daughter and promised her the best of everything. This silent conversation was suddenly interrupted by the image of her neighborhood friend who had three children in

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Webinar: Developing Markets for Sanitation

PSI recently participated in a webinar, alongside the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), focused on developing markets for sanitation products and services. Drawing largely from PSI’s Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvement (3SI) project in Bihar, India, participants discussed how to properly analyze and understand the sanitation market, how to prioritize areas for intervention, and how

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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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