PSI South Africa

Overview

PSI South Africa’s vision is to create a financially viable enterprise that optimizes health impact by developing targeted solutions that increase consumer choice and access to quality, affordable health products. PSI South Africa started as a condom business in 2012 and has begun to expand into pharmaceuticals as of 2017. As an enterprise, PSI South Africa’s geographic reach extends beyond South Africa itself to include Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Why Social Enterprise?

PSI expands access to low-cost, high quality products through the PSI South Africa regional social enterprise, which extends across southern Africa. It aims to address consumers’ health needs at scale and leverages regional operational efficiencies to deliver long-term, financially sustainable health impact. Through PSI South Africa, PSI shows that the private sector has the potential to fulfill important health needs for populations underserved by the public sector.

PSI South Africa’s
Health Areas

01
Asset 8

Sexual and
Reproductive Health

02
Asset 25

HIV/AIDS

Our Approach

Historically, PSI South Africa has always taken an enterprise-style approach to global health challenges, coupling donor funding with marketing, the use of branded products and consumer insights from the private sector. Now, PSI is leveraging this approach in in markets that can support social enterprises to fulfill donor expectations for more sustainable approaches. PSI uses sound marketing and business discipline in its social enterprises to ensure the long-term viability of consumer-powered healthcare by balancing the pursuit of social impact and financial self-reliance.

Our
Impact

PSI South Africa has achieved the following impact for its clients:

2.5 million

years of protection against unintended pregnancy provided for the couples it serves

7 million

years of healthy life provided for its clients

Our
Leadership

Grace Bryson

Regional Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Executive PSI South Africa

Sibongile Mngadi

Pharmaceutical Executive PSI South Africa

Gauta Mavundla

Managing Executive PSI South Africa

Latest
Updates

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