Heather

Awsumb

Deputy Director, HIV/TB

PSI

Heather Awsumb is Deputy Director of the HIV/TB Department at PSI. She works with PSI network members to adopt innovative, evidence-based approaches to HIV and TB diagnosis, 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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3 challenges women face in accessing healthcare

We spoke with PSI Board member Dr. Ana Langer, a Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Getting to Zero Malaria Starts with Building Stronger Health Systems

No single tool available today will solve the problem of malaria. Reducing malaria case incidence and mortality risk by 90 percent globally by 2030 will require new approaches and greatly intensified efforts, aided by new tools and the better implementation of existing ones.

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