About Us

With over 50 years of insight, PSI reimagines how to bring quality healthcare closer to those who need it most.

PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed.​ 


Our origins in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs.

Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.

Challenges We
Seek to Solve

Access to
Health Services

Half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services. One hundred million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year due to out-of-pocket spending on health.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Global leaders have committed to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. Public resources are not enough to meet this ambitious target.

Health System Design

Health system design is challenging. The World Health Organization estimates that 20-40% of current health spending is wasted due to inefficiencies.

Shortage of Health Workers

The World Health Organization’s estimates a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and lower-middle income countries.​


As PSI shapes mixed health systems, we are increasingly working with and through others to facilitate health impact. Keeping healthcare consumers at the center, we will begin to measure and report our health impact not only for those products and services that we deliver directly but also in a way that captures the effects of sustainable systems-level interventions and innovations supported by PSI. 

We believe that, combined, these following solutions will accelerate progress toward UHC:

  • Stronger, more resilient mixed health systems that draw upon both the public and private sectors for the financing, delivery, and regulation of care
  • Digital solutions and tools that improve healthcare delivery
  • The ability for consumers to manage their own care (self-care), not only makes people active agents in their healthcare but also frees up scarce healthcare resources



In 2021, PSI and its network members reached an estimated 82 million users with our product distribution and service provision. PSI uses the insights we have gained from 50+ years of experience working directly with consumers, communities, government and businesses to create, institutionalize and scale consumer-powered healthcare programs. 


Everything we do is informed by consumers of healthcare. For more than five decades, we have used consumer insights and research to guide every aspect of our work; we know that health outcomes are better when designed with people rather than for them. ​


We work with governments to shift policy and funding decisions, facilitate public/private partnership, and remove barriers to healthcare access.​


We engage the private sector to unlock additional resources for healthcare. ​We provide technical assistance for businesses, strengthening capacity​ so that healthcare professionals get the training they need to provide care and support. ​

Population Services International (PSI) is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization, which means your contributions are tax-deductible to the limits of applicable laws. PSI’s tax ID number is 56-0942853.

The Future of Work

With overarching commitments to flexibility in our work, and greater wellbeing for our employees, we want to ensure PSI is positioned for success with a global and holistic view of talent. Under our new “work from (almost) anywhere,” or “WFAA” philosophy, we are making the necessary investments to be an employer of record in more than half of U.S. states, and consider the U.S. as one single labor market for salary purposes. Globally, we recognize the need to compete for talent everywhere; we maintain a talent center in Nairobi and a mini-hub in Abidjan. PSI also already works with our Dutch-based European partner, PSI Europe, and we’re creating a virtual talent center in the UK.


Meaningful Youth Engagement

PSI is firmly committed to the meaningful engagement of young people in our work. As signatories of the Global Consensus Statement on Meaningful Adolescent & Youth Engagement, PSI affirms that young people have a fundamental right to actively and meaningfully engage in all matters that affect their lives. PSI’s commitments aim to serve and partner with diverse young people from 10-24 years, and we have prioritized ethics and integrity in our approach. Read more about our commitments to the three core principles of respect, justice and Do No Harm in the Commitment to Ethics in Youth-Powered Design. And read more about how we are bringing our words to action in our ICPD+25 commitment, Elevating Youth Voices, Building Youth Skills for Health Design.


Zero Tolerance for Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

PSI works to ensure that its operations and supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. Read more about this commitment in our policy statement, endorsed by the PSI Board of Directors.



Since 2017, PSI has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a commitment to align strategies and operations with universal principles of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Read about PSI’s commitment to the UN Global Compact here.


Environmental Sustainability

The health of PSI’s consumers is inextricably linked to the health of our planet. That’s why we’ve joined the Climate Accountability in Development as part of our commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Read about our commitment to environmental sustainability.


Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

PSI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Read our full affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy here.


Zero Tolerance for Discrimination and Harassment

PSI is committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment that fosters harmonious, productive working relationships and encourages mutual respect among team members. Read our policy against discrimination and harassment here.

PSI is committed to serving all health consumers with respect, and strives for the highest standards of ethical behavior. PSI is dedicated to complying with the letter and spirit of all laws, regulations and contractual obligations to which it is subject, and to ensuring that all funds with which it is entrusted are used to achieve maximum impact on its programs. PSI provides exceptionally strong financial, operational and program management systems to ensure rigorous internal controls are in place to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse and ensure compliance with the highest standards. Essential to this commitment is protecting the safety and well-being of our program consumers, including the most vulnerable, such as women and children. PSI maintains zero tolerance for child abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitative acts or threats by our employees, consultants, volunteers or anyone associated with the delivery of our programs and services, and takes seriously all complaints of misconduct brought to our attention.


Diversity and Inclusion

PSI affirms its commitment to diversity and believes that when people feel respected and included they can be more honest, collaborative and successful. We believe that everyone deserves respect and equal treatment regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural background or religious beliefs. Read our commitment to diversity and inclusion here. Plus, we’ve signed the CREED Pledge for Racial and Ethnic Equity. Learn more.


Gender Equality

PSI affirms gender equality is a universal human right and the achievement of it is essential to PSI’s mission. Read about our commitment to gender equality here.


01 #PeoplePowered

02 Breaking Taboos

03 Moving Care Closer to Consumers

04 Innovating on Investments

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