What Trump’s ‘Groundhog Budget’ Reminds Us About Global Health Trends

by Karl Hofmann, President & CEO, PSI The Trump Administration’s just-released 2019 budget blueprint was depressingly similar to its 2018 offering.  It’s Groundhog Day all over again. President Trump stuck his head up, cast a budget shadow, and the US Government budget has to endure six more weeks of winter. Surprisingly, the 2019 proposal contains

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Partnership in Practice

PSI’s 2016 Corporate Partnerships Report

Partners & Friends, For almost 50 years PSI has been making markets work to ensure Sara, our consumer, can access the products and services she needs to live a healthier life. In 2016, together with our partners, we continued to improve the health of Saras around the world by strengthening health systems that provide quality

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PSI’s Report Card

by Karl Hofmann, PSI President & CEO It isn’t enough to talk about failing fast, being transparent and sharing insights. You have to take risks and then, regardless of the wins or loses, feel comfortable enough to let people know the lessons you learned. In wrapping up PSI’s most recent strategic plan, which stretched from

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For Better or Worse, Politics Define 2016 Top Global Health Moments

By Karl Hofmann, President & CEO, PSI The article below originally appeared on Devex.  The world had a pretty good idea what foreign aid would look like under a Hillary Clinton administration, but what President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda will be is anyone’s guess. As the U.S. shifted to the right, its northern neighbor Canada shifted

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PSI in Transition

By Karl Hofmann, CEO, PSI  For the past 45 years, PSI has worked to improve the health of people throughout the world, mainly by making high-quality, affordable products and services available to people where and when they need them. Because of our deep, global roots, we have a good sense of how the health products

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Three Exciting New Funding Trends for Family Planning

Last week at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), PSI’s CEO Karl Hofmann spoke with Devex reporter Lean Alfred Santos. Hofmann shared his thoughts on how to address Global Goal 3 by rethinking business models to foster greater impact. Read the beginning of the interview below: Aside from multilateral and government financing, what are some of the other funding

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Health is a Right, Not a Privilege: Universal Health Coverage Gains Momentum

By Jennifer Orford 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. In 2015, a global

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Doing Development Differently, Again.

By Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, Population Services International PSI was founded in 1970 to “do development differently.”  We worked in a handful of countries to the market for health products and services and used marketing practices to reach people in need.  We embraced an unconventional blend of sales and pricing to make products and

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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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Management Lessons Inspire Social Impact

By Karl Hofmann, PSI President and CEO CEO of PSI, Karl Hofmann, discusses what unique approaches organizational leaders should adopt in order to build and maintain a thriving enterprise. This post was originally published in The New Global Citizen, a publication from PYXERA Global, that highlights the stories, strategies and social impact of innovative individuals,

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Could Loyalty Programmes Help Save Lives in Africa?

Are you a member of a loyalty programme? If so, can you imagine someone living on $1-2 a day being motivated by a frequent flyer-like offer? Many of us have adapted our consumer behaviour to respond to loyalty programme incentives. The prospect of a free cup of coffee after ten purchases, or that upgrade after

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5 Interesting Ways Countries use Taxes to Pay for Health Care

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI Many U.S. citizens are sighing with relief after filing their annual income tax forms today. And this year, for the first time, a citizen’s registration with a health insurance policy will affect their tax rate. But while the U.S. has been hesitant to use tax revenue to bolster its health

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