By treating beneficiaries more like consumers, and engaging people in the design of their own care, we will reach the Sustainable Development Goals faster, with better, affordable and more sustainable health outcomes.
We’ll partner with others to bring the latest medical and technological advances that enable consumers to “self-initiate” care. We’ll use evidence and consumer insights to create new opportunities for consumers to access information, social and emotional support, products, services, diagnostics and treatment to become active participants in their healthcare.
• The use of two-way digital platforms that gather consumer insights, provide tailored information based on consumer needs, link to quality care, track healthcare uptake, get feedback on services and create a continuum of care.
• Diagnostic technologies like HIV self-testing that have been shown to reach more people than traditional diagnostics, helping people learn their HIV status when and where they choose.
• Subcutaneous injectable contraceptives (DPMA-SC / SubQ) that can be safely and easily administered by community health workers and through home- and self-injection.
We’ll partner with others to ensure all young people can access the widest range of contraceptive options, and that access to services is embraced and advocated for and by young people, their health providers, governments, families and communities. We’ll reimagine and redefine the way sexual and reproductive health and rights programs are designed, delivered, measured and evaluated. We’ll build greater trust between adolescents and the health system and build lifetime users of contraception.
In support of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative, PSI pledged to reach 10 million people under the age of 25 with modern contraceptive methods by the end of December 2020. In December 2018, we met and surpassed that goal two years early.
We’ll actively partner with governments, the private sector and others to find solutions for the 400 million people globally who currently lack access to basic health services. Building on our experience of more than 15 years working with over 20,000 health providers across 25 countries, we will deploy the latest market, consumer and provider insights to help increase and sustain the equitable use of existing private or public healthcare networks. While solutions will differ country by country, and community by community, they’ll all focus on building primary healthcare systems from the consumers’ perspective, which is critical to achieving sustained use of products, services and medicines to achieve quality health outcomes.
Development assistance for health—particularly for vertical disease management interventions—is flatlining. We’ll actively partner with donors and governments to promote domestic resource mobilization to achieve UHC faster. We’ll facilitate the development and delivery of financing mechanisms at scale, such as social insurance and strategic purchasing of services from non-public primary health care access points. We’ll broaden our social enterprise business models, catering to consumers who can pay without financial hardship (another form of domestic financing) and more effectively targeting subsidy where most needed.
By tapping into the expertise of 8,000 local staff in more than 50 countries around the world, we’re best placed to make impact-driven decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.