Niger

In Niger, PSI works with consumers and the Ministry of Health to reinforce quality of, and access to, reproductive health and malaria services. 

Our Presence in
Niger

PSI Niger

PSI Niger was founded in 2013 to address the high disease burden in the country. PSI Niger has worked in reproductive health; HIV prevention in the military; water, sanitation and hygiene improvement; gender equality; and malaria prevention and treatment Today, PSI Niger is focused on reproductive health, including family planning and post-abortion care, as well as malaria prevention and treatment. PSI Niger programs apply a gender lens to their activities, to leverage programming to empower women in communities. By working with religious and opinion leaders, men, women and youth, PSI Niger strives to enable consumers to access the products and services they need to live healthier lives.

How we
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Consumer
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Market Development

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Program
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Social
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Our
Impact

In 2018, PSI Niger worked with public and private health facilities to provide 109,635 years of healthy life for Nigeriens, including:

56,713

years of protection from unintended pregnancy for Nigerien couples

18,172

unintended pregnancies avoided

Practice Areas
We Focus On

To reduce unintended pregnancies, morbidity and maternal mortality, PSI Niger supports the Ministry of Health to increase access to, and quality of, contraception and post-abortion care services in the public and private sectors. PSI Niger works at the national, regional, district and community levels to support both quality services and create an enabling environment for contraception by working with men, women, religious leaders and youth to prompt changes in behaviors drive demand for services amongst the women and girls who need it most.

PSI works with the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the Nigerien Ministry of Health to support Niger’s malaria response. PMI Impact Malaria and VectorLink work to reinforce national training and supportive supervision strategies, improve malaria in pregnancy prevention, conduct large scale seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaigns for children under 5, implement integrated community case management, conduct mosquito net durability testing and identify routine net distribution solutions.

Featured Projects

Two women discuss a diaphragm in Niger

Making Diaphragms Cool Again: Bringing an Old Method to a New Audience

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Women attend a group counseling session on methods of contraception led by PSI staff member Doung Mao.

A Spotlight on Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S)

Project Lead: FHI 360

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PMI Impact Malaria

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative

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PMI VectorLink

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Project Lead: Abt Associates

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Leadership

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Making Diaphragms Cool Again: Bringing an Old Method to a New Audience

While existing contraceptive methods haven’t gained traction in Niger, diaphragms are becoming a compelling, non-hormonal option for women dissatisfied with other available options.

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Collage of women and girls

1 constant in the 12 months since COVID

There’s been 1 constant in the 12 months since COVID started:women and girls’ health priorities do not pause for a pandemic. Amidst COVID, we’ve seen

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Cameroon and Niger Prevented Malaria in Millions of Children During Summer and Fall 2020

Originally published on the PMI Impact Malaria blog.  By Anne Bulchis, PMI Impact Malaria Communications Manager, with content from PMI Impact Malaria’s Cameroon and Niger

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Program Briefs: Changing Attitudes to Shift Contraceptive Demand (En Français, Aussi)

*Keep scrolling for the French version, below. By: Beth Brogaard, Regional Project Director, PSI When it comes to family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programming,

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7 Takeaways on Adapting to Conflict (and COVID-19)

By Beth Brogaard, Francophone West and Central Africa Regional Representative, PSI  Meeting consumers’ sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs across fragile contexts requires that we

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Protecting Those Most at Risk of Malaria: Child Health and the COVID-19 Response

The piece below originally appeared on PMI Impact Malaria‘s blog. Every two minutes, a child dies of malaria. In 2018, of the estimated 405,000 malaria

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