Segmentation and intervention design from a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Maverick Collective to understand and reach young men in South Africa with HIV testing, prevention and linkage to treatment
PSI participated in the 2019 UNC Water & Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy in Chapel Hill, NC on October 7 – 11, 2019. In collaboration with several partner organizations, PSI created and presented 6 posters at the conference (available to download on this page). 1. Ensuring Quality of Latrine Construction for Low-Income Consumers in […]
Quantitative research findings and segmentation from a study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Maverick Collective on understanding and reaching young men in South Africa with HIV testing, prevention and linkage to treatment.
This presentation summarizes PSI’s research and analysis on menstrual hygiene in India. The presentation summarizes consumer research, provides an overview of the market, and makes recommendations to improve access to preferred products among adolescent girls and young women.
Adolescents360 aims to increase voluntary, modern contraceptive use and reduce unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls between 15-19 years old in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Through this youth-powered project, we worked with girls throughout as end users and as partners. We identified 5 key design opportunities, tested over 300 ideas with AGYW, and developed 4 segments […]
A quantitative study aiming to understand individual, social and structural factors influencing HIV testing and linkage to treatment or prevention. This study consisted of one-hour interviews with randomly selected men (n=2019, of which n=202 HIV-positive linked and n=67 HIV-positive non-linked) aged 20-34 living in two provinces of South Africa. Findings validated various barriers previously identified […]
Somalia has one of the worst maternal and child health indicators in the world. Only few behavior change interventions have sought to first identify and target the influencers of the Somali woman’s choices and behavior. PSI Somaliland is currently implementing a DFID sponsored SAHAN (Somali Advocates for Health and Nutrition) program, applying HCD (Human Centered Design) to […]
Many households in Cotonou have full and overflowing toilet pits, leading to disease risk and open defecation. The supply of services wasn’t being met with sufficient demand for services. A branded call center has been an effective way to increase trust between service providers and consumers. The SSD project created a call center and network, branded “VIDANGE […]
AYSRH is a government priority in Uganda where 70% of the population is below age 24. This evaluation focused on the Pfizer Youth Intervention, where a portfolio of prototypes were developed to address key themes related to adolescent pregnancy and barriers to contraceptive use.
Somali women and children face more health challenges than almost any other country in the world. The under-five mortality rate, at 137 per 1,000 live births, is the third worst in the world, with one in seven Somali children dying before they reach their fifth birthday. Under the DFID-funded Somali Advocates for Health and Nutrition […]
Population Services International (PSI) and Society for Family Health (SFH) Zambia have supported the Zambian government in voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) since 2009. Despite significant effort to scale up VMMC routinely throughout the year, uptake has still been insufficient to meet targets and seasonality remains quite pronounced. In response, PSI/SFH explored Social Behavioral Change […]
Somalia has one of the worst maternal and child health indicators in the world. Building on insights from previous campaigns, PSI Somaliland iterated the IPC approach to a more effective and efficient community model.
Three fourths of diseases in Ethiopia are related to sanitation. This study aimed to uncover deep and hidden level psychological impulses, barriers and cues, social norms and fabrics in order to bring a surge in behavioral changes.
Qualitative research findings from a study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Maverick Collective aiming to understand and reach young men in South Africa with HIV testing, prevention and linkage to treatment.
At Adolescents 360’s inception, both modern contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for contraception among girls aged 15-19 remained relatively low in Ethiopia (32%/21%)1, Nigeria (5%/6%), and Tanzania (9%/11%) suggesting that many sexually active girls were either not seeking contraception, or may have desired fertility. AYSRH investments have commonly segmented young people according to demographics (married/unmarried, rural/urban, etc.) and behaviors (sexually active or not) with limited ability to include youth […]
Too often AYSRH projects aim for “youth-centeredness,” yet interventions remain adult-led, single-sectored and ignore adolescents’ cognitive, social and emotional development trajectories. Positive Youth Development is a thirty-year evidence-based validating a holistic youth development approach. Modern contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for contraception remains low among girls aged 15-19 in Ethiopia (32%/21%)1, Nigeria (5%/6%), and Tanzania (9%/11%) suggesting that […]
Though they are intended to safeguard adolescent health, do parental consent forms actually support girl-centered, girl-powered AYSRH programming? Or do they serve as a barrier to adolescents’ access to SRH services?
Northern Nigeria Background: Highest rates of female illiteracy in the country Accounts for negative health outcomes which include: Highest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) Infant mortality. Highest rate of early marriage. The national median age for first marriage in the North is 16.9 17% Married by 15 and 18% Married by 18
-Using segmentation to target the right narratives to the right audiences -Key Takeaway: Different types of data offer different actionable insights. Having rich data, both quantitative and qualitative, can allow you to develop relevant and better targeted messaging
Supporting parents to create pathways to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in urban and peri-urban settings of Tanzania
We asked: What are the cultural understandings of puberty, sexual debut, marriage, contraceptive use, sexuality, childbearing, and maturity and adulthood that influence the contraceptive motivations, emotional experiences, cognition, and behaviors of adolescent girls? Key Findings: In It Together: Couples often desire joint decision-making in contraceptive use Uncertainty about changing times: Parents grapple with safeguarding their […]
Qualitative research findings using human-centered methodology in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania reveal emotional dynamics complicating contraceptive use among adolescent girls
A transdisciplinary approach is our secret sauce. A360’s primary aim is to develop programming that resonates with girls, and the health systems that serve them. But going where girls take you means breaking out of traditional norms for programming! This means leaning into discomfort.
Health Network Quality Improvement System (HNQIS) is an android based mobile application developed by Population Services International. The tool, made up of checklists, is used by Quality Assurance Officers to conduct skills assessments for FP service providers during mentorships and measures proficiencies in respective skills areas and highlight missed critical steps. This is intended to […]
Background: Cervical cancer (CC) is a major cause of premature death and disability, despite being highly preventable. LMICs account for 85% of all CC cases globally, largely due to a lack of CC prevention services. By integrating the right services in the right places, PSI is working to better meet women’s health needs across the […]
Experiences from Cambodia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda