PSI Burundi uses a social marketing and communications approach to change behaviors and enable the Burundian population to access health services, particularly in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, malaria and HIV. 

Our Presence in

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Founded in 1990, PSI Burundi is a fully incorporated member of the PSI global network. PSI’s operations in Burundi closed from 1996 to 2001 due to civil war, and in its place a local affiliate, Population, Health and Information, was formed to continue the work PSI Burundi began, marketing condoms and sensitizing Burundians to care and prevention for HIV/AIDS. In 2002, PSI Burundi recommenced operations and integrated the work of its local affiliate into its programming, adding programs for malaria prevention.

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In 2018, PSI Burundi provided 147,444 years of healthy life for Burundians, including:


condoms distributed

66,935 years

of protection against unintended pregnancy provided for Burundian couples

Practice Areas
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Since 1990, PSI Burundi has used social marketing as a strategy for free condom distribution to support prevention from unintended pregnancies, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

PSI Burundi uses a participatory approach to social behavior change communication through peer education, mass media (including radio broadcasts) and social media to better reach its targets and help Burundians to adopt healthy behavior.

Through its network of franchised health clinics, Tunza, PSI Burundi offers quality comprehensive health services. PSI Burundi ensures the quality of these clinics using Tunza brand standards, in addition to the standards set forth by the Burundian government.  

Featured Projects

PMI VectorLink

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Project Lead: Abt Associates

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Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program

Donor: US Department of Defense/PEPFAR

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Expanding and Improving Family Planning and ASRH through Private Sector Health Delivery

Donor: Embassy of the Netherlands

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Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement Supply Management (Malaria Prevention)

Donor: USAID

Project Lead: Chemonics

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Cary Alan Johnson

Country Representative PSI Burundi


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