In Guatemala, a concentrated epidemic within a highly stigmatizing social context creates an environment fraught with challenges for reaching, testing, and linking vulnerable men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) with HIV testing and care. As part of USAID’s Combination Prevention Program in Guatemala, the Pan American Social Marketing Organization commissioned […]
PSI Zimbabwe has been offering PrEP using TDF 300mg/FTC 200mg FDC tablets as an additional HIV prevention method at New Start centers in 6 districts in Zimbabwe – Mutare, Bulawayo, Chipinge, and Gweru, Masvingo and Harare – since August 2016. The New Start PrEP program is one of the demonstration projects that will help inform […]
PSI Central Asia (PSI/CA) previously used the MS Access database for project management. Although the tool was useful for management, it did not allow reviews until the end of a quarter, when partners sent their data. This hindered ongoing data quality checks and real-time data-driven decision-making. Under USAID Central Asia HIV Flagship Project, PSI/CA decided […]
Few persons diagnosed in community settings receive antiretroviral therapy within seven days of diagnosis (rapid ART) in accordance with World Health Organization recommendations. To improve rapid ART for clients diagnosed in community settings in Swaziland, we implemented CommLink, an integrated community-based HIV testing (CBHTS), mobile HIV care, and peer-delivered linkage case management (LCM) program. In urban […]
MSM are a vulnerable population with a high prevalence of HIV (14.8%) and low HIV testing coverage (16.5%) in Madagascar. This study aims to examine barriers and motivation to HIV prevention, specifically on HIV testing, and condom and lubricant use among MSM in order to refine behavior change communication and programmatic strategies. PSI Madagascar conducted semi-structured […]
High rates of drug and gang violence, makes Honduras a violent country. A social context of traditional values, homophobia and machismo create an environment that makes MSM vulnerable. There has been no recent quantification of violence towards them. The Pan American Social Marketing Organization conducted a population-based study to assess the USAID Combination Prevention Program […]
The introduction HIV self-testing (HIVST) could overcome stigma-related barriers to HIV testing among Central America”s vulnerable populations. The Pan American Social Marketing Organization, through the USAID Combination Prevention Program in Central America, explored knowledge and acceptability of HIVST among vulnerable populations in four studies. This analysis summarizes HIVST knowledge and intentions among men who have […]
At PSI’s TOP clinics serving key populations, there was consistently high HIV yield among peers using social media. Myanmar experienced a digital technology leapfrog. From 2013 to 2017, the cost of SIM cards dropped from $1,000 to $1.50. By 2017, there were 14 million new social media users and 14 million new internet users in […]
HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) in Ethiopia is approximately 23%. To address risk of HIV in this population, the MULU/MARPs combination HIV prevention project was launched in 2012 across 168 Ethiopian towns/cities. Implementation was challenged by insufficient data on FSW locations and sizes. A rapid size estimation approach was developed to aid program […]
In response to the HIV epidemic in Central America, Population Services International (PSI) created in Central America, its affiliate, the Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO) in 1996. PASMO’s inception project was to launch a regional socially-marketed condom brand, “VIVE,” to improve availability of and access to high quality condoms. Sustainability of the brand and […]
Menstruation is a monthly challenge for billions of women and girls worldwide. On any given day, more than 300 million girls are menstruating. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PSI sought a deeper understanding of access to menstrual hygiene management (MHM) products for girls and young women, including the roles of the […]
Leading with Evidence: Implementing a Global Management Information System to Improve Evidence Based Decision Making PSI Presence: Pierre Moon, Wycliffe Waweru, Daniel Messer Time: 12:00pm – 1:20pm Location: Legian 7 Presentation from ICFP 2016
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, PSI and PS Kenya sought to understand what role the private sector could play in getting HIV self-tests (HIVST) into the hands of hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and men, and first-time testers. Research included an innovative combination of market and consumer […]
IDEO.org partnered with PSI to apply human-centered design to engage and promote the dialogue among young men working in the informal sector and their partners about contraception and family planning. A lit review, plus field discovery research, complemented the Inspiration phase of the process, leading into important insights associated to beliefs, desires and aspirations of […]
This quantitative survey, with a representative sample of men ages 15-49 in the Zinder area of Niger, explored men’s responses on issues about contraception, family planning decision making, their own involvement, and their partners’ role. Facilitated analysis produced six segments of males, described according to their current behaviors and attitudes as well as their openness […]
Interactive Voice Response messaging was used to target a specific segment of women (healthy proactives) in Niger to pretest and iterate FP related messaging. Women had the option to respond in two local languages or in French.
This randomized, nationwide representative study of family planning needs and analysis of behaviors and attitudes of women identified 6 different segments of women based on their attitudes and behaviors towards contraception. The study concluded that nationwide efforts to increase contraceptive use should focus on three segments of women in order to maximize the probabilities of […]
Focus group discussions and one on one in-depth qualitative interviews conclude that contraceptive needs of women in Cote d’Ivoire may be categorize into life-stage categories: pre-family, family-aspiring, and family-planning.
The mapping exercise is a result of participative consultation with local NGOs participating in the Innovations Lab workshop in Ouagadougou in October 2017. It summarizes activities implemented being implemented in the country targeting men to increase their engagement in Family Planning.
This summary served as pre-reading for the Innovations Lab workshop conducted in Ouagadougou in October 2017. It provides an overview of Family Planning with special emphasis on the role of men in Burkina Faso.
This presentation, in partnership with USAID and R4D, was given in September of 2017.
This presentation was given at the International Health Economics Association Biennial Congress in July of 2017.
This presentation summarizes findings from the 2015 Outlet Survey conducted in Nigeria. FPwatch provides estimates for key family planning market indicators using nationally representative, cross-sectional outlet surveys.
This presentation summarizes findings from the FPwatch 2016 Outlet Survey conducted in Myanmar’s private sector. FPwatch provides estimates for key family planning market indicators using nationally representative, cross-sectional outlet surveys.
This presentation summarizes findings from the FPwatch 2016 outlet survey conducted in India. FPwatch provides estimates for key family planning market indicators using cross-sectional outlet surveys representative at the state level.
This presentation summarizes findings from the 2015 Outlet Survey conducted in Ethiopia. FPwatch provides estimates for key family planning market indicators using cross-sectional outlet surveys representative for the four largest states.
This presentation summarizes findings from the FPwatch 2015 Outlet Survey conducted in DR Congo provinces of Kinshasa and Katanga. FPwatch provides estimates for key family planning market indicators using nationally and sub-nationally representative, cross-sectional outlet surveys. Ces données ont été présentées le 23 février 2017 pour le comité technique multisectoriel permanent (CTMP). FPwatch fournit des […]
On October 13, FPwatch findings were presented at the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) Annual Meeting in Seattle. Results from Nigeria and the DRC were presented at a parallel session “Findings from the 2015 FPwatch Outlet Surveys: Assessing Family Planning Markets to Reach FP2020 Goals in Nigeria and the DRC” featuring Dr. Bryan Shaw representing […]
On October 13, FPwatch findings were presented at the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) Annual Meeting in Seattle. Results from the Ethiopia data were presented at a plenary session “Data Holds Power–Focus on Ethiopia” with Dr. Ellen Starbird from USAID moderating the panel of members: Dr. Endale Workalemahu representing PSI-Ethiopia/FPwatch, Dr. Desalegn Zegeye representing the […]
These slides summarize key themes from the FPwatch 2015-2016 outlet surveys conducted in Ethiopia, Nigeria, DRC, India, and Myanmar. FPwatch provides estimates for key family planning market indicators using representative, cross-sectional outlet surveys. Results were presented on May 23, 2017 at PSI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. by Kate Thanel, FPwatch Research Fellow, with an introduction by […]