Consumer Powered Healthcare at Work

It’s time to put more healthcare directly into the hands of consumers. PSI is making four bold commitments to help reimagine healthcare, putting the consumer at the center and, whenever possible, bringing healthcare to the front door. See below for a few places we’re already working toward these goals.

IMPROVE ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE NETWORKS

Bangladesh. PSI, together with a consortium of partners led by Chemonics, will implement the USAID-funded Advancing Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Bangladesh project. The project aims to transform the world’s largest NGO network of maternal and child health clinics across 64 DISTRICTS into a sustainable social enterprise that provides millions of people with quality primary care. The project will introduce innovative business and operational models, create research-based health service packages for the poor, and experiment with new health service delivery channels to towards achieving UHC.

Funder: USAID | Partner: Chemonics

REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY ADOLESCENTS ACCESS CONTRACEPTION

Zimbabwe. With a USD 7 MILLION GRANT from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, PSI and partners will address young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This innovative project will increase access to, and use of, quality, inclusive, and integrated SRHR, gender-based violence, and HIV services. Unmarried young women
15-24 and married women 15-49, with a particular focus on survivors of sexual violence and key populations.

Funder: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency | Partners: Adult Rape Clinic, City of Bulawayo, Department of Health for the City of Mutare, Family AIDS Caring Trust, Family Support Trust, and Matabeleland AIDS Council

PUTTING MORE CARE AND CONTROL DIRECTLY IN CONSUMERS’ HANDS

Ethiopia. Up to 32% OF HOUSEHOLDS in rural and peri-urban areas lack access to a toilet, resulting in increased open defecation and exposure to preventable diarrheal diseases and death. Through the USAID Transform WASH project, PSI and partners are working to change this reality for over 1 million households by 2021. The project aims to create a sustainable market for WASH products and services by building demand for improved sanitation and working with market actors to determine the most viable products, prices, market-entry points, and promotions.

Funder: USAID | Partners: IRC WASH, Plan International and SNV

UNLOCK DOMESTIC FINANCING

South Africa. Through a five-year USD 6 MILLION ANNUAL GRANT from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PSI affiliate Society for Family Health (SFH) will ensure that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services are integrated and implemented as a package of comprehensive HIV prevention. SFH will support the transition of direct VMMC service delivery to public sector facilities with an eye on ensuring increased government ownership, coordination, implementation, and ultimately domestic resources.

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Partners: Community Media Trust, Health Systems Trust, JPS Africa, Thathenda and University Research Co.

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