PSI EUROPE

Established in 2008, Population Services International (PSI) – Europe is a locally registered non-governmental organization based in Amsterdam.

PSI-Europe’s mission is to mobilize support and funding for the PSI network through shaping policies and priorities of European donors and stakeholders. By doing this, PSI-Europe offers organizations, companies, and governments in Europe the opportunity to reimagine healthcare to meet the actual health needs of people in developing countries.

We’re a member of the PSI network and serve as an advocacy and resource mobilization hub for more than 50 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Our Presence in
Europe

PSI EUROPE

Established in 2008, PSI Europe aims to contribute to achieving universal health coverage by advocating and mobilizing resources for innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s toughest health issues. PSI-Europe actively engages with European stakeholders and donors to shape policies and funding for priority and under-resourced topics that contributes to a world in which no one is left behind. By tapping into the expertise of 8,000 local staff in more than 50 countries around the world, we are able to influence impact-driven decisions.

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PSI-Europe serves as the technical hub for Menstrual Health & Hygiene, supporting PSI and network members on integrating MHH programming into other existing programs. PSI-Europe also uses this expertise to advocate for the importance of and funding for MHH programming. Through this project, PSI-Europe produces technical materials for the community of practice, convenes partners and funders, and develops program strategies and project proposals for MHH.

All people have the right to make decision over their own bodies and have the right to access the information and services they need to be able to make those decisions. PSI-Europe leads PSI’s strategy, thinking, and capacity to deliver on rights-based programming. PSI-Europe promotes a user-centered methodology to engage users more deeply in the design of the care they can receive and to design for the needs of both rights bearers and duty holders in SRHR.

As a European entity staffed by a European team, PSI-Europe promotes the PSI network among European partners and funders, and advocates for priority programming such as Menstrual Health & Hygiene and consumer-powered programs.

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Donor: Government of the Netherlands

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Our
Leadership

Odette Hekster

Odette Hekster

Managing Director PSI - Europe

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