PSI Ambassador on Celebrity Jeopardy TODAY!

By Maria Dieter, External Relations and Communications Assistant PSI’s celebrity ambassador, Debra Messing, will kick off Celebrity Jeopardy week today and she’s selected PSI to benefit from her winnings! To find out how and when to tune in to your ABC affiliate, click here. And to help get you in the Jeopardy mood, test your

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Honoring World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day

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By Anna Dirksen, PSI Consultant The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world’s largest humanitarian network, with nearly 100 million volunteers, supporters and staff worldwide. Today, May 8, is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, an opportunity to celebrate the movement’s fundamental principles and its organizations: the International Committee of the

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Photo credit: Trevor Snapp

4 Mother’s Day Gifts To Change the World

Healthy babies rely on healthy mothers. But most women around the world don’t get to deliver their babies with a medical team, the way Kate Middleton did this past week. And even after childbirth, many women struggle to provide their children with clean water and protect them from diseases. This Mother’s Day, you can honor

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What are people saying about Gayle Smith?

By Regina Moore, Manager, External Relations and Communications Last week, President Obama nominated Gayle Smith as the new Administrator for USAID. The nomination comes two months after former Administrator Rajiv Shah stepped down from the post he held for five years. While the development community eagerly awaits the Senate confirmation hearing, here’s a run down

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How PSI Is Increasing the World’s Happiness

 By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI Recently, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network released the World Happiness Report 2015 – the third in the organization’s annual series. While the field of happiness research is relatively new, it’s increasingly being “considered a proper measure of social progress and goal of public policy,” according to the report’s authors,

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Transforming from Drug User to Peer Educator

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By Jenny Tolep, External Relations & Communications Meet P’Boy – a PSI peer educator who meets with roughly 50 current and recovering drug users in Bangkok, Thailand every day. P’Boy was once a drug user himself. Since the age of 16, he injected heroine and was arrested 27 times. After living this lifestyle for 15

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3 Take-Aways from the World Social Marketing Conference

By Anabel Gomez, PSI Global Social Marketing Advisor Considered a leading organization in social marketing, PSI presented multiple abstracts at the World Social Marketing conference in Sydney, Australia, earlier this month. In addition, plenty of lessons came from peer organizations, governments and marketing firms throughout the world. Here are three not-to-miss campaigns that PSI could

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Surviving Ebola: A Doctor on the Frontlines of Health

Photo of the week

By Regina Moore, Manager, External Relations & Communications In celebration of World Health Worker Week, today’s “Photo of the Week” features a doctor in Monrovia, Liberia. One of only several dozen doctors in the country of more than four million people, Dr. Ireland was on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic.  Dr. Phillip Ireland didn’t

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What ‘Prosperity with Equity’ Really Looks Like in Central America

By Alejandra Cabrera, PASMO Strategic Information Manager and Anna Dirksen, PSI Consultant The 7th Summit of the Americas kicks off tomorrow and all eyes are on Panama, where the meeting takes place. Mostof those watching will likely be focused on the return of Cuba to the hemispheric forum and the meeting of US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro.  But the

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Peter Singer, The Most Good You Can Do

Book Review: The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer

Review by Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI Once in a while, you read a book that opens doors in your mind. This week, Peter Singer’s new book, “The Most Good You Can Do,” hits bookshelves (and Amazon), and the advanced copy PSI received is already leading to interesting conversations around the office. For those of

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Links We Liked

Weekly Buzz

By Jenny Tolep, External Relations & Communications Innovation in global health is always buzzing around the web. Curious what happened this week on Twitter? Here are a few of our favorite tweets: The Legacy of One Woman's Dream to Help People With #HIV http://t.co/leH2lxn7hm via @allafrica @psiimpact — Kate Roberts (@KateRobertsPSI) March 27, 2015 This

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Does Depo-Provera Increase the Risk of HIV Transmission? What the Data Really Says

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI With all the controversy swirling around Depo-Provera and HIV risk — the alarmist headlines and counter-arguments about the assumed relationship and the need for future studies— one might want to reconsider the injectable hormonal contraceptive, right? Well, not so fast, says Dr. Paul Blumenthal, Stanford professor and global medical

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