Sanitation Impact

3 Ways Development NGOs can Increase Their Impact in 2016

By John Sauer, Senior Technical Advisor for PSI’s WASH program First the good news: the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age was more than cut in half between 1990 and 2015. As the global development community transitions from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), impressive stats

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Global Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals Launch: Corporate Partners Align Their Impact

By Karen Sommer Shalett Over the next two weeks Impact will post the top 12 global health moments of 2015 with commentary from experts. We want to hear your thoughts, too. So login and comment, share on social media and reflect on what has been a pretty interesting year for global health. After more than

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Private Sector Engagement in Global Health: More than Just Dollars

By Dr. Naveen Rao, Lead of Merck for Mothers A cornerstone of the just-adopted Sustainable Development Goals is integration. Poverty, health, education, climate, gender and other global issues are inextricably linked and interdependent components of a sustainable planet. Let’s also take the notion of integration to heart as we determine how to achieve these ambitious goals.

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A Paradigm Shift for Tackling Extreme Poverty

By Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, Population Services International When girls and women earn, they spend 90% of their income on their families, while men spend between 30-40%. According to the Guttmacher Institute, if we were to meet the unmet need for contraception, we’d reduce unintended pregnancies by 70%, unsafe abortions by 74%, and reduce

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On the Path to End TB: How Social Franchising can Effectively Engage Private Practitioners

By Karl Hofmann, President & CEO, PSI and Mario Raviglione, Director of Global TB Programme, WHO “End TB!” Over the past 20 years, that rallying cry has gone from fantasy to imperative. Since the advent of the World Health Organization’s directly observed treatment strategy in 1995, more than 61 million people have been successfully treated for tuberculosis, and new

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Cross-Sector Alliances Needed for Sustainable and Profitable Growth

By: Jackie Presutti, Associate, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy “Few of our challenges are going to be addressed unilaterally, and most will be solved through successful partnership,” said Karl Hofmann, President and CEO of PSI during a live webcast on Thursday. The webcast, hosted by PYXERA Global, was part of a weeklong series of events in

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Keeping Global Health on the Agenda in Davos

The annual World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, is happening this week. PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann is there making sure global health issues get the attention they deserve from global business and political leaders. He spent a few minutes  with’s Edie Lush speaking about the good and bad news about the ongoing Ebola

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3 Ways to Fast-Track UHC in the Developing World

By Karl Hofmann and Simon Cooke World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan calls universal health coverage (UHC) “the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” But what is UHC? Officially, UHC means that every person, everywhere, has access to health care without suffering financial hardship. Indeed the World Bank, once a staunch advocate

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Companies Eager to Work Together in Response to Ebola

Unlike the empathy that characterizes the reaction to a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake, the public response to Ebola has been driven by fear. The result has been a lack of support for much-needed relief efforts. Companies are joining NGOs, philanthropic partners and public sector leaders to change that. “I don’t know that I’ve

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Growing Health and Economic Opportunity in Haiti through Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

PSI and Unilever are teaming up once again to support achievement of MDGs and building stronger, healthier societies. By partnering with Haitian micro-finance organization Fonkoze, the three organizations aim to support communities across the country in their efforts to build a better future. This new partnership combines the strengths of the three organizations: Unilever’s health and hygiene

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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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Rapid diagnostic tests, filter papers, and blood wells collected as part of a rural plantation worker survey PSI conducted to learn more about the spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites. (Credit: Henrietta Allen)

The Clock is Ticking

Lining up to eliminate a major threat to humankind – Part 3

PSI Senior Vice President for Malaria Control and Child Survival Dr. Desmond Chavasse blogs about his recent trip to Cambodia and PSI’s work to eliminate drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia. Below is part 3 of 3. (read part 1 or part 2) PSI, and others, have learned a great deal about malaria in Southeast Asia with the help

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