Alison

Malmqvist

Director, Sexual & Reproductive Health

PSI Global

Alison Malmqvist has 20 years of experience developing and leading integrated public health programs in Africa and the Caribbean with a focus on designing, implementing, managing and monitoring social marketing and health communication programs for sexual and reproductive health, malaria prevention and child survival. She has served as PSI’s country representative in South Sudan, Haiti and Senegal, and as a technical advisor for several African country programs including the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya. She was responsible for launching PSI’s country program in South Sudan, introducing an innovative approach to bringing lifesaving products and information to people in challenging and complex settings. She most recently established and directed PSI’s Regional Social Enterprise in Southern Africa dedicated to improving access to quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health solutions for girls and women across the region.

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Everyone Has a Right to Basic Sanitation Services

In the last five years, we have supported the private sector to sell more than 550,000 inexpensive, high-quality toilet products that can be safely used without sewer infrastructure. In the process, however, we learned that improving access at a large scale requires not just a smart product, but also simple installation.   

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Client-Centered Approaches Transform Access to HIV Services. Here’s How.

Through the MDG-H-PSI Response for HIV and STIs in Madagascar project, PSI works closely with local partners and the Malagasy government to introduce community-based and client-centered approaches that simplify and adapt HIV services across the continuum of prevention, care and treatment.

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A COVID solution for 1.4 billion people

As Delta emerged, we needed to motivate people in India to adopt COVID-19 preventive behaviors and vaccine uptake.  And yet, in a country as vast and as diverse as India, we asked ourselves: how could we reach and inspire consumers to take up a common behavior amidst different experiences? 

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Measuring a ‘Moving Target’

Human-centred design (HCD) is increasingly being used as a complementary approach to traditional global health programming methods.

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SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL BUSINESSES FOR HEALTH IMPACT

Social businesses at PSI reinvest profits into growing businesses to deliver content that connects consumers to quality, affordable products.

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COVID-19 catalyzed digital transformation for reproductive health

Consumer engagement on digital channels increased during COVID, providing PSI’s Social Business Unit an opportunity to leverage digital channels to support business continuity and provision of reproductive health information, products, and services.

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