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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A powerful combination

Reaching challenging populations by integrating services under a social franchise brand

By Stephano Gudukeya, PSI Zimbabwe This year’s AIDS Conference has been a whirlwind of activity and information. One topic that has come up time and again is linkages and the challenges involved with connecting people to the services they need. It seems like a no-brainer – when services are integrated, it’s easier for people to

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Untitled: A poem

Society for Family Health Zambia's Pamela Chama asks, in the form of this poem, “How do we ensure that love is reflected in the technical documents channeled out by experts in response to the epidemic?”

Society for Family Health Zambia’s Pamela Chama asks, in the form of this poem, “How do we ensure that love is reflected in the technical documents channeled out by experts in response to the epidemic?”

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Focusing on where HIV will be

Yves Girard Pierre Louis, deputy director of OHMaSS, the PSI network member in Haiti, reports briefly on what he sees as the big takeaways coming from the 20th International AIDS Conference

Yves Girard Pierre Louis, deputy director of OHMaSS, the PSI network member in Haiti, reports briefly on what he sees as the big takeaways coming from the 20th International AIDS Conference

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Change context to involve youth

HIV/AIDS and Youth: Biomedical, Behavioral and Structural Interventions that Work

HIV/AIDS and Youth: Biomedical, Behavioral and Structural Interventions that Work

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