PSI Reaffirms Pledge to Innovate Through Maverick Collective at Global Innovation Week 2017

by Priyam Chakraborty, Digital Coordinator, PSI On September 28, USAID’s Global Development Lab opened Global Innovation Week (GIW) in Washington, D.C. A consortium of global development leaders came together to focus on innovation in the development sector. During the event’s Evidence and Innovation Day, participating implementing partner organizations, including PSI, pledged to pair a specific

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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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What Common Kitchen Ingredient Can Help Detect Cervical Cancer?

By Kaylin Fabian, Associate Program Manager, Communications, PSI Table vinegar can detect early signs of cervical cancer. You read that right. Each year, cervical cancer kills 270,000 women and a third of these deaths occur in just one country: India. That is why Kathy Vizas, a member of PSI’s philanthropic initiative, Maverick Collective, is supporting

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There’s No Place Like Home (for Receiving Healthcare)

by Stasia Obremskey, Maverick Collective Member The toddler peaked around the corner to gaze at the strange women sitting with his mother in the unfinished room of his house. His father sat in the adjacent room watching a local soccer match on TV. The toddler went back and forth between the two rooms, as his

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PBS NewsHour Features PSI Cervical Cancer Program

Each year, 250,000 women die of cervical cancer worldwide. The majority of these deaths occur in India. PSI is working to ensure no woman dies from this preventable disease. The cervical cancer screening and treatment program in Uttar Pradesh, India, supported by PSI’s philanthropic partner Kathy Vizas, uses vinegar so that doctors can identify lesions

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Periods are More Than a Hassle

by Cristina Ljungberg, Maverick Collective Founding Member The article below originally appeared on Huffington Post. Take a moment to think about some simple yet staggering facts. Today, more than 800 million girls and women around the world are menstruating. Cumulatively, over the course of a lifetime, this adds up to an average of six to

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Progress Under Foreign Assistance Cuts

Can private philanthropy rescue innovation?

By Colleen Gregerson, Managing Director, Maverick Collective/PSI The President’s 2018 budget to Congress proposed a 28.5% reduction in funding to the foreign aid. The impact of such cuts will result in lives lost, security compromised and reduced diplomatic clout. I am also worried about the impact on innovation. When sequestration took hold in the U.S.

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For the Greatest Social Return on Investment, Look to Women’s Health

By Meghan Ball, Associate Program Manager for Maverick Collective, PSI The excerpt below originally appeared in Philanthropy Impact Magazine. To read the full article, click here. Women and girls have finally arrived. After years in the making, women’s issues exploded onto the scene in 2016, inundating Twitter feeds, newspaper headlines and even presidential elections. Look

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We the People: How to #GiveBig4Girls

By Colleen Gregerson, VP, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy, PSI Millions of people took to the streets in an estimated 60 countries around world last weekend to stand up for women’s rights.  It was both an empowering and sobering moment:  on the one hand it was an incredible show of civic action and demonstration of “what

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Empowering Haiti’s Invisible Children

By Kim Agnew, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Kimberly is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of Population Services International, a global health non-profit with operations in 65 countries and 9000 staff. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls through innovative projects to

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Young Moms Know Best

by Caitlin Heising, Philanthropist & Founding Member of Maverick Collective Caitlin Heising is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder with a global community

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Turns Out, Girls and Women Aren’t the Answer

By Ana Morales, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Ana Morales is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder with a global

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