How Nigeria’s Election Is Affecting Health Care Delivery

By Anna Dirksen, PSI Consultant Millions of Nigerians cast their ballots this weekend in what some are calling the country’s most closely fought elections since independence. While voting took place with fewer problems than many predicted, some reports of violence showed that tensions in some parts of the country remain high. From a public health

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A New Start in Conquering TB

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By: Jenny Tolep, External Relations and Communications On Tuesday, March 24th PSI recognized World Tuberculosis Dayto raise awareness about the disease and encourage further efforts to address it globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one third of the world’s population has been infected with tuberculosis (TB). TB is the number one killer of those infected with HIV, responsible for one-fifth of all HIV-related deaths. With

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PSI Research Among the Best of Social Marketing Studies in 2014

By R. Craig Lefebvre, Chief Maven for socialShift Keeping up with the evolution of social marketing research and practice can be a tough problem. To help with that, I do an annual review of papers that document in the peer-reviewed literature how the field is developing (here are the links to the 2011, 2012, and

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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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4 Critical Ways to Thwart the Spread of AIDS Among Teens in Africa

Last week, a coalition of leading global health organizations came together last week to launch a new platform aimed at the number one killer of adolescents in Africa: AIDS. “AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. Globally, two thirds of all new infections among adolescents were among adolescent girls. This is

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Johnson & Johnson and PSI:
Increasing access to HIV prevention services in Lesotho

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Ashley Judd: The questions teens ask about sex

By Ashley Judd “Can you get HIV if you have sex in the sea?” That’s the kind of question that PSI-trained health educators like Jonas get asked. Jonas is meeting with 25 teens this afternoon in an open clearing in a Port Au Prince shantytown. He says, “We’re going to talk about HIV and STIs

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Ashley Judd, Mandy Moore and Debra Messing take a stand

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You’re either a selfie-taker or a selfie-hater. Today, we can all find common ground with the unselfie. The unselfie movement is tied to #GivingTuesday and the holiday season, when most nonprofit see significant spikes in donations. The unselfie – unselfish selfie – is a photo with a caption explaining why you support a particular cause.

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A new technology to support HIV prevention

By Oscar Abello, PSI Trymore Chikwiriro is 29 years old, and his wife gave birth to their first child just this past October. Just like they expected, all of their nights were focused on their new baby– so the time seemed right for Trymore to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). The World Health Organization

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UNITAID and PSI partner to expand access to HIV self-testing

Globally, there are an estimated 19 million people who do not know they are living with HIV. Without knowledge of their status, individuals cannot access life-saving HIV care and treatment. To close this gap, UNITAID is investing $23 million to accelerate access to HIV testing through simple HIV self-tests in three high-burden African countries over

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PSI’s Project Runway: Our Hottest Condom Couture

By Regina Moore, PSI On World AIDS Day, what better way to get people’s attention than some show stopping, condom-themed fashion? The designs will certainly turn heads, but more than that they allow people to talk openly about condoms and healthy behaviors. Today  we both celebrate the progress that the world has made against HIV and

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