Irene Koek at Global Health Mini University 2017 Opening Session

What We Learned: Key Takeaways From USAID’s Global Health Mini University

On Sept. 14, 2017, USAID hosted global health organizations to present and learn about cutting edge and tested innovations making a health impact on the developing world at its annual Global Health Mini University. Read more about what we learned: [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “2017 Global Health Mini University” on Storify</a>]

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Transforming Health For All in Angola

By Dr. Paulo R P Souza, chief of party of HFA, PSI/Angola In Angola, nearly two decades of peace and robust economic growth has led to huge progress in the management of the country’s national health system. Building on years of bilateral collaboration, USAID launched Projecto de Saúde Para Todos (Health For All, or HFA)

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How Clinton or Trump May Tackle Global Health as President

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI With less than 90 days until the U.S. elects either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for President, Devex took the time to compare the Democratic and Republican platforms on issues related to global development. There are a number of stark differences, but PSI felt the need to call out

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US Presidents

The Top 3 Most Influential Past US Presidents in Global Health

By D’Arcy Williams, Intern, External Relations and Communications United States presidents have shaped global affairs on an unparalleled level and global health, especially, has been permanently impacted by the decisions of both republican and democrat commanders-in-chief. Presidents from both parties have managed to bring together bipartisan support to successfully align important foreign policies with humanitarian

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Contraceptives for Women

Market Development for New Contraceptive Products

In PSI’s latest issue of Pulse, our digital quarterly report, we explore how smart innovation is feeding the pipeline for tomorrow’s health interventions around the globe — from teen centered programs actually created by teens to new ways to collect and analyze critical data to inform smarter decisions. Here’s a preview: How do you create a

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HIV findings

5 Unexpected Findings for Preventing and Treating HIV in Hidden Populations

By Alejandra Cabrera, PASMO, Strategic Information Manager A new hub, found at, offers the data and lessons learned from the USAID Combination Prevention Program for HIV in Central America, a five-year program funded by USAID and implemented by PSI’s network member, the Pan-American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO). The Program aims to reduce HIV transmission

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What are People Saying about Gayle Smith?

By Regina Moore, Manager, External Relations and Communications Last week, President Obama nominated Gayle Smith as the new Administrator for USAID. The nomination comes two months after former Administrator Rajiv Shah stepped down from the post he held for five years. While the development community eagerly awaits the Senate confirmation hearing, here’s a run down

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Benin, Malaria, Counterfeit drugs, Sub-standard drugs, pharmaceuticals, USAID, Partnerships, Malaria Treatment, Public Health, USAID

Fighting Fraudulent Malaria Drugs in Benin

By Bijan Manavizadeh, ABMS Technical Assistant/Peace Corps 3rd year volunteer The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently posted a video to their YouTube page featuring PSI’s network member in Benin, the Association Béninoise pour le Marketing Social (ABMS). The video marks the launch of the Fighting Fraudulent Malaria Drugs campaign in the country’s

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Links We Liked

Weekly Buzz

By Jenny Tolep, External Relations & Communications Innovation in global health is always buzzing around the web. Curious what happened this week on Twitter? Here are a few of our favorite tweets: The Legacy of One Woman’s Dream to Help People With #HIV via @allafrica @psiimpact — Kate Roberts (@KateRobertsPSI) March 27, 2015 This

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What Skills will Development Professionals Need in the 21st Century?

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI What skills do you most value as a development professional? Consensus building? Resourcefulness? Marketing prowess? In order to alleviate poverty in the 21st century, global development needs to innovate to be more impactful. Like most other fields, that means there’s likely to be significant changes in how things get

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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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Getting A New Contraception Option to Market: How Public-Private Partnerships Drive Innovation

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI The modern Senegalese woman has it together. From raising children to owning a small business, ambition and poise are valued by Senegalese women, according to market research conducted by Ademas, a PSI network member, and its partners before the launch of a new contraceptive option called Sayana Press. This

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