Are Adolescent Male Circumcision Programs Making the Cut?

By Sandy Garçon, External Relations and Communications Manager, PSI Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) may be one of the first occasions when adolescent boys and young men in many African countries interact with their health system. After the WHO and UNAIDS joint recommendation in 2007 to integrate VMMC as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention

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This Mom Outsourced the ‘Sex’ Talk: Here’s What Happened

Doreen’s mom didn’t tell her why she was handing her an invitation a few days earlier. It caught the teen’s attention though: It was yellow with a bright green pineapple printed on it. Doreen’s mom Alice had visited the clinic on Tuesday — along with 20 other mothers. Alice heard that she could invite Doreen

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Why Do Teenage Girls Trust Maria?

She was 13 when she came to the clinic to meet Maria, a PSI-trained health provider. She whispered to Maria, “I need a test.” Maria remembers it vividly. The teenage girl was crying. She had heard about Maria through PSI’s Kuwa Mjanja program, which focuses on preventing unplanned teen pregnancy by creating programs with direct

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Family Planning is Tired: Tanzanian Teens Want Straight Talk About Contraception

“My boyfriend?” Afsa giggles… “His name is Ramo.” Afsa, 16,  has been with Ramo for three years. “He works at the supermarket.” Although slight in stature, Afsa’s confidence booms. “I want to be a soldier,” she says as she punches the air. “I can run fast.” Afsa is at PSI Tanzania’s pop up workshop, Kuwa

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What Do Adolescent Girls Think About Contraceptives?

The piece below originally appeared on the A360 Learning Hub. Do I fit in? Does that boy like me? Am I in trouble with my parents? How do I achieve my dreams? What do my friends think of me? How does the future compare to what’s happening right now? Adolescent girls everywhere have a lot

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How to Improve Access to Malaria Treatment in the Private Sector

PSI recently hosted a webinar on how to transform the market for malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) in the private sector. Panelists from PSI and four partner organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Malaria Consortium, dove deep into the lessons

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4 Social Enterprises You Should Know About

By Sandy Garçon, Communications Manager, PSI Over the past several years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of social enterprises – for-profit ventures with social objectives at their core – working to solve some of the world’s most pressing needs. These social enterprises often work in areas where the state is not able

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Can We Defeat Malaria?

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below are excerpts from her

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Mosquitoes Have Developed Resistance to Every One of Our Malaria-Fighting Tools

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE  In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below is an excerpt from

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Building a Cure for Malaria

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE. In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below is an excerpt from her

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Tanzania’s Next Epidemic? Obesity

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. She also spoke with a

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Malaria Up Close

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below is an excerpt from

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