How to Improve Access to Malaria Treatment in the Private Sector

PSI recently hosted a webinar on how to transform the market for malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) in the private sector. Panelists from PSI and four partner organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Malaria Consortium, dove deep into the lessons

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4 Social Enterprises You Should Know About

By Sandy Garçon, Communications Manager, PSI Over the past several years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of social enterprises – for-profit ventures with social objectives at their core – working to solve some of the world’s most pressing needs. These social enterprises often work in areas where the state is not able

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social franchising

6 Lessons on Social Franchising for Health

By Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex  In 2002, Hannah Gachoka, a certified nurse, opened her own clinic in Thika, the largest town in the county of Kiambu, Kenya. With limited equipment and knowledge, Gachoka ended up referring more patients elsewhere than she diagnosed and treated at her own clinic. Today, Gachoka’s clinic is booming. She has

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True Condoms

New Trust “Kuwa True” Campaign goes Live

By C. Montague Hermann, PSI Social Marketing Technical Advisor PSI Social Marketing Technical Advisor C. Montague Hermann regularly writes about news and his opinion on what’s happening in the condom business in East Africa and beyond for his blog, Condom Collective, where this piece originally ran. Despite a storied history of championing condoms in Kenya,

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Overcoming Hypertension in Africa

By Mark Mallon, Executive Vice President International, AstraZeneca In advance of World Hypertension Day on May 17, PSI and Jhpiego have teamed up to bring awareness to the tremendous cost of hypertension to low- and middle-income countries. Together with several other international and local NGOs, the organizations are working to implement Healthy Heart Africa, a

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Tackling Africa’s Burden of Hypertension through Communities and Partnerships

By Dr. Stella Njagi, Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) In advance of World Hypertension Day on May 17, PSI and Jhpiego have teamed up to bring awareness to the tremendous cost of hypertension to low- and middle-income countries. Together with several other international and local NGOs, the organizations are working to implement Healthy Heart

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#OneBillionNets to Save Lives and Defeat Malaria

By Jenny Tolep, External Relations & Communications World Malaria Day is fast approaching on Saturday, April 25th, and this year we have much to celebrate. Since 2004 the global community has distributed one billion nets, saving more than 4 million lives. Created as part of the One Billion Nets campaign, the video below marks this

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Silent Killer Gaining Momentum in Africa

Partnership designed to address hypertension, cardiovascular disease head-on

Dr. Elijah Ogola, vice president for the East-Pan-African Society of Cardiology, describes how the innovative public-private partnership Healthy Heart Africa – which includes Population Services Kenya – is improving hypertension care in Kenya, for NextBillion. Right now, we have the opportunity to confront a silent killer that is gaining momentum across Africa. Hypertension, or raised blood pressure, has grown

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Children as Ambassadors for Health in their Communities

Photo of the week

By Jenny Tolep It’s been said that children are our future. In Mombasa, Kenya, this serves true as school children become ambassadors for health, spreading knowledge about handwashing practices to their communities. PSI knows that when children learn healthy behaviors, they help pass on life-saving information to their families – setting off a powerful ripple

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AstraZeneca and PSI: Reducing Hypertension in Kenya

Read more from PSI’s Corporate Partnerships Report 2014

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A Total Market for Circumcision

How private sector providers add marketing and distribution value for voluntary medical male circumcision

By Oscar Abello President Barack Obama. Former Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Oscar-award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. They’re not just of Kenyan heritage—all three are specifically of Luo heritage, the third largest ethnic group in Kenya, predominantly residing in the Nyanza province on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya’s western region. The Luo standout

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Getting to Zero

Nurses integrating services to put HIV on the retreat in Kenya

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week. Caroline Atieno grew up watching the AIDS epidemic burn through the coastal towns

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