Lesotho

In Lesotho, PSI partners with consumers to develop and implement consumer-centered, integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health programs in communities and facilities, increasing reach and access to healthcare for the Basotho populace.

138 Moshoeshoe Road
Maseru, Lesotho 100

Phone: + 266-2232-6825
info@psi.co.ls

Our Presence in
Lesotho

PSI Lesotho

Opened in 2001, PSI Lesotho has positively impacted hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented thousands of HIV infections through its highly impactful and innovative programs, spanning from condom social marketing, sexual and reproductive health, HIV testing and prevention to HIV care and treatment. PSI Lesotho’s community HIV testing programs, including index testing, partner notification services and HIV self-testing, remain a model of efficiency, effectiveness and successful government partnership.

How we
work

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Consumer
Led

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Market Development

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Program
Design

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Social
Enterprise

Our
Impact

In 2018, PSI Lesotho positively impacted thousands of lives in Lesotho through its products and services, including:

Nearly

150,000

HIV tests distributed

Identified

4,000

new positive cases of HIV and referred to treatment

30,000

contraceptives provided

3,000

males circumcised

1,300

Basotho provided with HIV care and treatment services

Practice Areas
We Focus On

PSI Lesotho uses innovative community HIV testing methods, including index and self-testing services, to identify the last pockets of unknown positive cases and link them to care and treatment services, serving to eliminate the HIV epidemic in Lesotho. Additionally, PSI Lesotho works with the local military to provide comprehensive HIV services—from prevention with voluntary medical male circumcision and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to testing and to treatment.

Through the DREAMS initiative, PSI Lesotho provides integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services tailored for adolescent girls, young women and their sexual partners in communities and around Catholic facilities in two districts in Lesotho.

Featured Projects

Scaling up Targeted Community-Based HIV Testing Services and Linkage to Treatment in Lesotho (CID-LINK)

Donor: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Lesotho-Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Program for PEPFAR-Funded Countries

Donor: US Department of Defense

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HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative

Donor: Unitaid

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Our
Leadership

Dr. Albert Machinda

Country Representative PSI Lesotho

Latest
Updates

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