The scariest thing we can think of this year

Weekly buzz: Links we liked this week

What’s the scariest thing you can think of this Halloween? How about: gender inequality. The Halloween tradition of donning costumes was originally meant to ward off roaming ghosts, so here are a few tweets from the PSI network this week to help think about the importance of everyone, including men, playing a part in warding off the ghoulish specter of

Read More

4 Women, 4 Reasons to Be Inspired

By Mandy McAnally, PSI At Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit earlier this month, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said, “When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else.” These words rang true on my recent trip to Tanzania with PSI Ambassador

Read More
Giant Puppet Skit 2

4 PSI Costumes to Inspire your Halloween

By Regina Moore, PSI Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? At PSI we do whatever it takes to get life-saving health information to people, and often costumes are the perfect way to get people’s attention.  Check out some of the costumes we’ve used over the years, and don’t forget to share with us any

Read More

Reality TV star gets circumcised for HIV prevention

Famous for his appearance on “Big Brother Africa,” Sulu is a role model for many young people in Zambia and throughout Africa. In this short documentary, “Sulu Takes the Step,” the reality TV star gets circumcised and encourages others to follow his lead for HIV prevention. In a nation with an HIV prevalence rate of 12.5

Read More

Franchising means opportunity for social good

Weekly buzz: Links we liked this week

With the 2nd Global Conference on Social Franchising for Health happening this week, we’re highlighting social franchising more than usual. Look forward to more next week as our colleagues return to the office and let us know what is in the future for franchising for global health. One group of people who might be especially interested in social

Read More

A Health Care Business Model that Works in Kenya

Meet Pamela: A dedicated Social Franchise owner

By Mandy McAnally, PSI Tucked back on a dirt road outside of Mombasa, Kenya, is an unassuming clinic with an orange and purple gate. About 15 people – mostly women and children – wait patiently inside. It is hot but the covered patio provides a bit of relief from the sun. Sit for a few minutes and you will be

Read More

The future of philanthropy

Are we disenchanted with women’s empowerment?

By Kate Roberts A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a room full of women philanthropists at the Women Moving Millions Summit in New York where the theme was ‘power’ and how it can be used to transform the lives of girls and women worldwide. Suddenly the cast of a new musical comedy Disenchanted! appeared on

Read More

Haiti in the time of Cholera

On Ebola: Haiti has lessons in slowing the spread of infectious disease

Do you remember when Haiti’s cholera epidemic broke out? It was in 2010, in the wake of the massive January earthquake that destroyed so much of the country’s infrastructure. It was the first time cholera had come to Haiti, meeting an unprepared and shattered health system. Today, Haiti’s cholera epidemic remains a burden, but it is no

Read More

It’s always time to wash your hands

Let's not forget one of the more simple, cost-effective solutions to help prevent Ebola

By Genevieve Kelly As the Ebola epidemic ravages West Africa and the international community is mobilizing its support, one point comes up over and over: something should have been done sooner. The rapid rate at which the virus has spread throughout Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in particular, and the ever-increasing death toll has exposed

Read More

A total market for circumcision

How private sector providers add marketing and distribution value for voluntary medical male circumcision

By Oscar Abello President Barack Obama. Former Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Oscar-award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. They’re not just of Kenyan heritage—all three are specifically of Luo heritage, the third largest ethnic group in Kenya, predominantly residing in the Nyanza province on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya’s western region. The Luo standout

Read More

Health workers saving lives

Highlights from day 3 of Mandy Moore and Jennifer James' trip to Tanzania

PSI Ambassador Mandy Moore and Moms For Social Good founder Jennifer James are traveling to Tanzania this week to spotlight the vital contributions of health workers to global health and development. Photo credit: Trevor Snapp Checkout highlights from day 1 and day 2. Highlights from day 3 below: [View the story “Celebrity ambassador Mandy Moore explores the

Read More

Shining a spotlight on health workers

Highlights from day 2 of Mandy Moore and Jennifer James' trip to Tanzania

PSI Ambassador Mandy Moore and Moms For Social Good founder Jennifer James are traveling to Tanzania this week to spotlight the vital contributions of health workers to global health and development. Photo credit: Trevor Snapp Checkout highlights from day 1 or day 3. Highlights from day 2 below: [View the story “Celebrity ambassador Mandy Moore

Read More