Peace of Mind in a Kit

How Expectant Mothers in Guatemala Stay Zika-free

By Alejandra Cabrera, Strategic Information Manager, PASMO/PSI Marilin Gómez stepped out of the examination room wearing a loose-fitting blouse and a shy smile. The slender 19-year old was halfway through the second trimester of her first pregnancy. Marilin is at ease with the idea of motherhood, but is worried about her baby’s health. “My biggest

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A Kit to Combat Zika

By Margaret Cohen Less than a year after Zika was declared a global health emergency, the mosquito- and sexually-transmitted virus is present in more than 30 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean. With no vaccine or treatment in sight, prevention remains essential to halting the spread of the disease. Through awareness campaigns,

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Healthy Mother Kits Help Protect Expectant Moms from Zika in Honduras

PSI’s partner in Latin America, the Pan American Social Marketing Association (PASMO), recently delivered 7,812 Zika prevention kits to the Honduran Secretariat of Health (SESAL) to help pregnant women protect themselves from the Zika virus. The kits, part of PASMO´s “Mamá Segura” regional Zika campaign, contain educational material, insect repellent and latex condoms to help

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PSI Helps Communities Combat Zika’s Threat

PSI believes giving information and access to products allows people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Because the Zika virus is transmitted through infected mosquitos and sexual contact, PSI is helping communities combat both threats through clear and coordinated communications efforts, training and product distribution. PSI–with support from USAID and corporate partners–is

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SC Johnson Donates 45,000 Units of OFF! Personal Repellent to PSI

Partnership will help protect women in Central America

RACINE, Wis., June 9, 2016 — SC Johnson announced today it will donate nearly 45,000 units of OFF!® personal mosquito repellent to PSI, an organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges including maternal and child health. The DEET-based personal repellent will be included in pregnancy

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Zika response

U.S. Response to Zika: Engagement with International Partners

This post originally ran on Bipartisan Policy Center’s website.  Over the last several weeks, there has been considerable attention devoted to the Zika virus spreading throughout the Americas. Most worrisome about this pandemic is the potential link of the virus to a serious and sometimes deadly birth defect, microcephaly. With the likelihood that there will be

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Zika mosquito

10 Facts You Need to Know about the Zika Virus

By Margaret Cohen, Senior Manager Online Fundraising and Engagement, PSI You’ve probably heard about Zika virus. But what is it exactly? Who is at risk? And what can you do to help? PSI has extensive experience helping families in the developing world overcome their most pressing health challenges. Here is what we know about Zika virus and

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