Starting today and culminating on March 19th at the Center for Global Development, we hope you’ll join a conversation along with experts from implementing agencies, governments, research institutions, and the private sector to discuss and debate what makes a “best buy” in global health. The post Let’s talk about the Best Buys for Global Health appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.
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Some recent research from PSI looked into the willingness to pay for intra-uterine devices (IUDs), a key family-planning measure, in Madagascar. The post Making sure the price is right for IUDs appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.
A statement from Karl Hofmann, PSI President and CEO PSI believes that all people share equal human rights and that no person should be subjected to discrimination or violence on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Men who have sex with men are among the highest risk groups for HIV transmission, and discriminatory laws such as those recently adopted in Nigeria and Uganda will increase stigma, incite violence and have a negative health impact. Such laws also undermine progress toward universal health coverage for all, a national health objective sensibly embraced by Uganda, Nigeria, and many other countries in Africa. The post By enacting discriminatory laws in Uganda and Nigeria, health is put at risk appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.
February 24, 2014 An article in the South China Morning Post describes how groups are fighting on frontline of malaria drug resistance in western Cambodia. In December 2008, researchers published a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) based on a study conducted on malaria patients in the west of Cambodia. The study showed evidence that malaria parasites in the area were developing resistance to artemisinin, which, when combined with other anti-malarial drugs, has formed one of the few effective treatments against Plasmodium falciparum. While the news was a major setback in the fight against malaria, the source of this new threat wasn’t exactly a surprise; since the 1970s, western Cambodia’s Pailin province, a poor, agricultural area that is still recovering from decades of brutal Khmer Rouge rule, has held the ominous distinction of being ground zero for new drug-resistant malaria strains.
Yesterday at an event on the campus of New York University, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melinda French Gates, joined by moderator Chelsea Clinton, announced a new global data project on women and girls The post Hillary Clinton launches global data project on women and girls appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.
The issue of hunger will be among the many discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. That is thanks to investments from the private sector and partnerships with humanitarian organizations. Major global companies including Unilever, DSM and MasterCard work with governments, civil society and the World Food Programme in the collective effort to reach zero hunger. WFP explained, in advance of heading to Davos, that it would use its connections and attendance to push forward the issue of nutrition and hunger.
Watch the interview conducted by Meet ETV with our CEO Karl Hofmann during the International Conference on Family Planning, in November. The post Karl Hofmann discusses family planning and global health appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.
“My children are my main motivation. The most difficult thing I’ve ever done is raise them on my own”, says Rocío, a 27 year mother of two children working in a brothel in San Salvador. Rocío was first contacted by PSI’s Central American affiliate, the Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO) under the Combination Prevention Program for HIV, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Aracely Corado, PASMO El Salvador’s outreach worker, met Rocío when conducting behavior change communication activities in her workplace.
January 2, 2014 Warns of a looming risk of disease outbreaks in South Sudan, where violence has displaced more than 190,000 people since mid-December. From the AP: The World Health Organization is warning of a looming risk of disease outbreaks in South Sudan, where violence has displaced more than 190,000 people since mid-December. WHO said in a statement received Wednesday that there was a shortage of health care workers, with many fleeing their homes for safety in areas hit by violence. Although the warring factions said Tuesday they were ready to start peace talks mediated by Ethiopia, fighting persists in Jonglei, the country’s largest state.
By Karl Hofmann, President & CEO, PSI The end of each year provides the opportunity to reflect on what transpired and what was accomplished. Global health saw plenty of victories and setbacks in 2013. Drug resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing global health landscape. The old way of doing things is now, more than ever, on its way out
“For every $1 we invest in family planning, we save $4 in other areas like education, public health, and water and sanitation,” says the Population Action International. A new inforgraphic from PAI shows just how much birth control can support the global economy (beyond its obvious benefits for women, girls, children and family). The post Birth Control is Good for the Economy. Here’s How. appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.