By Dana Sievers, Research Coordinator, PSI Over the next two days, social marketers and behavior change professionals from around the globe will convene at the 2017 World Social Marketing Conference (WSMC) to share lessons learned and best practices for solving the world’s most pressing social issues. A key highlight at this year’s gathering is the […]
In advance of World Hypertension Day on May 17, PSI, Jhpiego and AstraZeneca participated in a #healthyhearts twitter chat to bring awareness to the tremendous cost of hypertension to low- and middle-income countries. Here is a transcript of the conversation: [View the story “#HealthyHearts chat on Hypertension” on Storify]
By Jenny Tolep, External Relations & Communications Innovation in global health is always buzzing around the web. Curious what happened this week on Twitter? Here are a few of our favorite tweets: The Legacy of One Woman's Dream to Help People With #HIV http://t.co/leH2lxn7hm via @allafrica @psiimpact — Kate Roberts (@KateRobertsPSI) March 27, 2015 This […]
By Athanas Makundi for the UNICEF Blog Hargeisa, Somaliland March 2015: Hasha Abdi Abdullahi was desperate. She was living in a makeshift camp for the displaced in Hargeisa with her seven children after being forced to leave her home, 50 kilometres away, because of drought. She was heavily in debt and her three-year-old son, Abdisalam […]
Once a year, PSI shares its annual impact of interventions used around the globe, including its DALYs averted. A DALY is a Disability Adjusted Life Year, or in other words, a year of healthy life lost to illness or death. Without PSI’s interventions, more than 53 million years of healthy life would have been lost.
By Kim Longfield and Dana Sievers In Myanmar, sexual encounters are the most common mode of HIV transmission, causing the epidemic to concentrate among key populations such as female sex workers (FSW) and their male clients (MC), as well as men who have sex with men (MSM). Since 1996, PSI/Myanmar has targeted its condom social […]
By Regina Moore, PSI Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? At PSI we do whatever it takes to get life-saving health information to people, and often costumes are the perfect way to get people’s attention. Check out some of the costumes we’ve used over the years, and don’t forget to share with us any […]