Franchising supports health workers

VIDEO: CNN spoke with Mandy Moore about her recent trip to Tanzania with PSI

The video accompanied an op-ed piece by Moore, explaining what she learned about how PSI uses the social franchise model to support all aspects of running a small clinic: Dr. John said what he most needed was better business management skills. He was most appreciative about that component of PSI’s franchise model — the ongoing

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Team orange

How PSI reinforces positive reproductive health messaging through branding, edutainment

By Jennifer James In Tanzania, orange has increasingly become the recognized color of family planning and reproductive health services. Population Services International’s orange Familia brand is quite common in most regions of this coastal country of 49 million. PSI, a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world, has

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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

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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

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Almost there

Let’s celebrate nurses and health workers by sharing this infographic

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week.    Nestled on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya, the Ngegu dispensary is waging a winning war

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Mother by mother

Traveling health workers provide a lifeline for HIV-positive mothers

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week.  The sun is barely over the horizon in Sargur, India, which means that Nagaratha* and Marjula

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Getting to zero

Nurses integrating services to put HIV on the retreat in Kenya

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week. Caroline Atieno grew up watching the AIDS epidemic burn through the coastal towns

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The secrets of Starbucks

PSI and MSI Launch Social Franchising eLearning Course

By Christine Bixiones, Technical Advisor, Sexual Reproductive Health & TB Department Twenty years ago in Nepal, the first modern example of social franchising for health – the application of commercial franchising strategies to achieve public health goals – began expanding access to quality health services. This year, PSI and Marie Stopes International, two organizations that have

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A one-stop shop

A takeaway from AIDS 2014 – the need to serve women in a holistic way

By Regina Moore, Manager, External Relations & Communications, PSI “We need to look at a woman or man holistically. We need a one-stop-shop.” It’s been about two weeks since I returned from the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, but this simple statement uttered by South African singer and activist Yvonne Chaka Chaka remains

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An HIV self-test kit

Self-test kits: A new hope

Market analysis for HIV self-test kits, new products with huge potential

By Oscar Abello If you had to use one word to describe going in to get tested for HIV, what would it be? Gloomy? Grim? Brave? Slow? Responsible? Awkward? Removing some of those less desirable aspects of determining one’s HIV status is one of the biggest remaining challenges to stopping the spread of the virus

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Where is your audience?

Video: Cyber-educator program making inroads with key population

By Alejandra Cabrera and Oscar Abello Social media strategists are tired of saying it, but it’s still as true as it ever was: go to where your audience is, and find ways to genuinely engage with them. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling t-shirts or selling combination HIV prevention—which is what the Pan America Social

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Giving thanks

At kickoff for global gathering, gratitude for country representatives

By Oscar Abello While it may be at times a lonely, thankless job, being the leader of a PSI network member has to start with community and love – and when it does, it can be a source of hope, inspiration, and impact for that member’s country and beyond. That, along with no small measure

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