PSI make s 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 innovative 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 remain overlooked in the developing world. Their initiatives have so far prevented 9,246 maternal deaths; and 379,286 deaths due to malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia in 2015. 

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Where they work:


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

What do they do? 

Population Services International (PSI) is focused on providing 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: 

Their 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 recognizes that gender-based violence (GBV) has serious health consequences and are committed to both preventing GBV and responding to the needs of those who experience it.


HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections:

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



They provide interventions that support national Ministries of Health in 38 countries, 24 of which are located in sub-Saharan Africa. They are the largest distributor of insecticide-treated mosquito nets in the world.


Maternal health:

Their programs 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 to be 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: 

Their tuberculosis and pneumonia programs focus on strengthening health systems to correctly and cost-effectively diagnose and treat these two major diseases, often integrating with other programs to increase scale or sustainability.


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH):

They currently manage water, sanitation and hygiene programs in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.



They make it easier for women and couples to plan the families they desire, have safe pregnancies and deliveries, and protect themselves and their families from malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, malnutrition, HIV and AIDS, and chronic diseases.

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