In India, PSI and USAID is joining the government to bring new partners and innovative ideas to the table to help strengthen health care in the country. It’s called the Utkrisht Bond, named after the Hindi word for “excellence,” and is our first development impact bond for health. Read more here.
Cervical cancer afflicts a half million women across the world every year, but it’s most deadly in India. For many Indian women, seeing a doctor is the last resort and an unaffordable luxury. A pilot program aims to change that with a low-cost testing and simple procedure, but hurdles remain to get women in the […]
Non-governmental organisations in India have been asked to self-declare that they do not perform abortions or provide abortion services while submitting proposals to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is the body responsible for administering civilian foreign aid given by the US government. In January, soon after he came to power, US […]
New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Global non-profit health body Population Services International (PSI) today launched its “for profit” business which will operate as a separate commercial entity and manage procurement and distribution of its health care products including contraceptives. “PSI announced the launch of a for-profit business designed to complement its ongoing non-profit work. In […]
There are lots of good reasons for women to space their babies at least two years apart. Studies show higher risks of premature birth, pregnancy complications and delivery problems, as well as higher death rates in the early years when babies are born very close together. But in countries where there aren’t a lot of […]
Indian food, people’s kindness and a completely different culture are enough to make Hollywood actor Mandy Moore, who is in India, fall in love with the country. The 31-year-old wishes she didn’t have to leave so soon. “I loved everything and I am not ready to go home yet,” she says, adding, “The food has […]
The whitepaper, ‘Synergizing Efforts in Diabetes Care at the Tertiary Level’ was drafted with support from Population Services International (PSI). Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company, released a national whitepaper on “Synergizing Efforts in Diabetes Care at the Tertiary Level” at the third edition of the National NCD Summit. […]
Over 4,000 calls have been made on the country’s first national AIDS helpline, 1097, launched on behalf of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO). The round-the-clock service was launched on World Aids Day (December 1) by Piramal Swasthya who have partnered with Population Services International (PSI). Read the full article on The Hindu Business Line.
An award-winning actor and the president of a non-profit may not seem to have much in common. However, though our professional roots may be quite different, we proudly share the role of HIV/AIDS advocate. The commemoration of World AIDS Day brings to mind our paths in coming to this calling. Here, too, we share more similarities than differences. It is the lessons we learned traveling […]
In today’s world, medical advances have given us an arsenal of tools to combat death, but this often comes at the cost of the quality of life. In his latest book,Being Mortal, surgeon and writer Atul Gawande explores the concepts of aging and dying in the U.S. Using personal accounts of patients and family members, […]