PSI makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.

PSI works to combat the dual problems of lack of health awareness and lack of available health care through its educational campaigns and support for community health services franchises. PSI maximizes impact by targeting health care issues that are cost-effective to treat and yet often overlooked in the developing world. Its initiatives prevented 9,246 maternal deaths; and 379,286 deaths due to malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia in 2015. 

Founded: 1970


Impact Area: Health care




Benin | Burkina Faso | Cameroon | Congo-Kinshasa | Cote d'Ivoire | Ghana | Guinea | Liberia | Mali | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Burundi | Ethiopia | Kenya | Malawi | Rwanda | Somaliland | South Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda | Angola | Botswana | Lesotho | Madagascar | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Swaziland | Zambia | Zimbabwe


Belize | Caribbean | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay


Bangladesh | Cambodia | China | India | India LLC | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Myanmar | Nepal | Pakistan | Papua New Guinea | Philippines | Russia | Tajikistan | Viet Nam


Population Services International (PSI) provides life-saving information, products and services to tackle the most pressing health problems in reproductive health, family planning, HIV, malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and sanitation. 

Health focus areas

Child health: 

PSI's child survival efforts are focused on finding the most appropriate channels to reach caretakers and provide them with high quality, cost-effective and integrated health services that address the main causes of childhood disease and death.



More than 225 million women and girls in the developing world lack access to modern contraception. In over 30 countries, PSI supports global goals to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services by empowering women, girls and couples to choose the families they desire and increasing access to reproductive health products and services.

Gender-based violence:

As a global health organization, PSI recognises that gender-based violence (GBV) has serious health consequences and is committed to both preventing GBV and responding to the needs of those who experience it.


HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections:

For over 20 years, PSI has worked to prevent and treat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) across more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.



PSI supports national Ministries of Health on malaria prevention in 38 countries, 24 of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest distributor of insecticide-treated mosquito nets in the world.


Maternal health:

Its programmes around the globe provide products and services to combat the major causes of maternal death and improve women's health.


Non-communicable diseases: 

Non-communicable diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic respiratory disease – were once considered  a problem for high-income countries alone. Yet these diseases now account for more deaths than HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea and all other communicable diseases combined.


Respiratory illness: 

PSI's tuberculosis and pneumonia programmes focus on strengthening health systems to correctly and cost-effectively diagnose and treat these diseases, often integrating with other programmes to increase scale or sustainability.


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH):

PSI manages water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

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