Melissa

Higbie

Director, Delivering Innovation in Self-Care (DISC)

PSI

Melissa is based in Nairobi, Kenya and has 15 years of marketing and public health experience, designing and delivering programming in sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health, safe abortion, malaria and child survival, and social franchising. She is passionate about building cohesive and innovative teams who together, convert consumer insights into impactful programming. Melissa currently leads the Delivering Innovation in Self-care (DISC) project, which aims to demonstrate that self-care – beginning with contraceptive self-injection – offers health systems a new and critical partner: consumers themselves. DISC also supports Ministries of Health to adopt self-care as an approach to strengthen health systems. Melissa holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and Masters degree in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley.

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HER FUTURE WITH SELF-CARE

This piece was originally featured on the A360 blog. Imagine a world in which every girl has access, privacy, safety and agency to make informed health

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A Word With the ‘Mother of Social Franchising’

Below, we talk with Dr. Rehana Ahmed, a Senior Reproductive Health Advisor at the World Health Organization. PSI: Tell me about your background, your areas

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What inspires girls to say #IChoose?

Every girl’s choice of if, when and how to use contraception is unique.   Adapting how we reach her with contraceptive services is the start. But to truly catalyze

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4 Ways MOMENTUM Is Realizing the Importance of World Contraception Day

This piece originally ran on the USAID MOMENTUM website. An adapted version highlighting PSI’s MOMENTUM project – MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) is below. While

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INTRODUCING 20 ESSENTIAL RESOURCES: CONTRACEPTIVE PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

This piece was originally featured on the Knowledge Success blog. By Ashley Jackson, Deputy Project Director, EECO, PSI Why we created this collection Are you

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LEARNING, EVOLVING AND COLLABORATING: MEASURING ASRHR IMPACT

This piece was originally featured on the A360 blog. By Matthew Wilson, A360 Project Director, PSI A360 is on a learning journey, and we have

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