Opening the Door for Family Planning in Nigeria

The Expanded Social Marketing Project (ESMPIN), funded by USAID, improved the health of women and children in Nigeria by increasing use of modern family planning methods and child health. To achieve this, a team, including Society for Family Health (SFH) along with the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), BBC Media Action (BBCMA) and

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Healing the World through Communication: A Q&A with Lute M’kala, a PSI Global Health Corps Fellow

By Maria Dieter, External Relations and Communications Assistant, PSI A person can contribute to the fight against injustice in any number of ways. Yesterday, we posted a Q&A with Global Health Corps fellow Jasmine Burton, who uses her expertise in toilet design to fight sanitation inequality. Today, we asked Society for Family Health and Global

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Improving Sanitation through Empathic Design: Meet Jasmine Burton, a PSI Global Health Corps Fellow

By Maria Dieter, External Relations and Communications Assistant, PSI Each day, the youth of today find innovative ways to combat injustice. In the world of global health, some of these young people can be found as fellows in the Global Health Corps, which was founded by Barbara Bush to combat some of the injustices she

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Getting to zero new HIV infections in Zambia

The following post is by Dr. Mannasseh Phiri, Country Representative in Zambia for PSI. Mannasseh writes a weekly column in the Sunday Post in his personal capacity and originally appears in Zambia’s Sunday Post. During the lead up to (and for a few days after) World AIDS Day (WAD) 2011, I appeared on 3 radio stations and

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Healthy Dose August 10, 2011

Top StoryWHO Launches Web-Based Nutrition Initiative Millions of people suffer and die each year from malnutrition. Agencies are often hampered by a conflicting array of evidence on how to provide effective preventive and therapeutic nutrition interventions so the WHO has launched a new e-Library to help. The e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) eliminates

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Inspires South African Youths

The following post is by Muchena Zigomo, Communications Officer, Society for Family Health, South Africa. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama visited South Africa during an official visit to Africa in June and left an indelible mark – and an inspirational challenge – on members of the YouthAIDS programme team at the Society for Family Health,

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Healthy Dose June 20, 2011

Top StoryUNFPA Releases First Ever ‘State of the World’s Midwifery’ Study   The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) released its first ever The State of the World’s Midwifery report today. The report calls for more midwives globally due to a significant shortage, but is also concerned with the emotional health of midwives working in high stress

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Acting Now: Using Condoms to Protect Against HIV in Zambia

Ed Note: The following is a post by PSI Zambia’s Pamela Chama. PSI takes a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention. With no current cure for HIV, we must focus on proven, cost-effective solutions that we know will work now. One of these solutions is correct and consistent condom use. To ensure that condoms are used correctly,

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Healthy Dose May 19, 2011

Top StoryNew Study: Vitamin A Not Necessary for Pregnant Women A new study from Bangladesh concludes that most of the world’s women don’t need vitamin A supplements.  From Reuters: In the developing Asian nation, giving vitamin A supplements to pregnant women in the rural north didn’t cut down on their chance of pregnancy-related death, or

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Healthy Dose May 12, 2011

Top StoryRainy Season in Haiti Threatens To Worsen Cholera Outbreak Nearly 5,000 people have died from the Cholera outbreak in Haiti since October. Humanitarian officials are warning that with the impending rainy season, the outbreak can spread even further. The warning from the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Pan-American Health

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Healthy Dose May 10, 2011

Top StoryUSAID Sets Sights on Immunizing 4 Million In the new issue of Frontlines, the US Agency for International Development explains why it is recommitting to global vaccination efforts. Immunization is considered critically important to reducing child mortality, the fourth of eight Millennium Development Goals that much of the world has pledged to meet by

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Exclusive: Raj Shah Interviewed By PSI CEO Karl Hofmann

Ed note.  The next issue of IMPACT: The Magazine of PSI will arrive in mail boxes and in boxes starting May 9. On the blog this week, we will be offering a sneak preview of highlights from the latest issue. To kick things off, we thought readers would enjoy this interview of USAID Administrator Raj

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