Weekly Buzz: Links We Like

Are you more charitable when there’s one individual in need or millions? Can social marketing change family planning as we know it?  Why women should build social capital is obvious, but how?  Here are a few Tweets from PSI experts, network members and friends to get you thinking this weekend about how we can all play a part

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Working with the private sector can improve malaria case management

Malaria is a preventable and curable, yet life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people by infected mosquitoes; its first symptom is usually fever. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that febrile patients be tested using microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) before they are treated with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), the topline

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5 Ads That Save Lives

When it comes to infectious diseases like malaria, and now Ebola, ads can play a vital role in stopping their spread. PSI often uses billboards and commercials to provide accurate information about how diseases spread and what to do about them. PSI recently announced its new partnership with Mercy Corps to support a public information campaign to stop

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Bill Gates Announces Major Funds Increase to Fight Malaria

PSI experts presenting data and leading discussions at 63rd annual meeting

By Mandy McAnally, PSI Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, kicked off the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, L.A. to a grand ovation. “I really do believe malaria can be eradicated in my lifetime,” he said to a packed ballroom, noting. “I

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PSI at 63rd Annual ASTMH

If you are attending ASTMH, don’t miss PSI’s symposia and poster sessions, Nov. 4-6. The full schedule is below. Come talk with our staff at booth 304 for more information about PSI, ACTwatch and career opportunities. Tuesday, 4th November 2014 Symposium #74: Improving Access to Quality Malaria Medicines and Diagnostics by Effectively Engaging the Private Health

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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