Population Services International

Population Services International

Project

Growth Through Nutrition

Despite great progress, undernutrition rates in Ethiopia remain poor. The key child indicators of stunting, wasting and underweight are at unacceptably high levels nationwide. The key child malnutrition causes in Ethiopia are poor feeding practices (few children eat nutrient-dense vegetables and fruit or animal source foods), suboptimal hygiene and sanitation in the household and community, as well as poverty, food insecurity and gender dynamics.

Activity

Rwanda Social Marketing Program

The focus of the project was to increase awareness of and engagement with the community and this focus saw new milestones in delivering sustainable health impact across the 6 health areas namely: HIV prevention, malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition as well as water and sanitation During this year, SFH Rwanda started implementing a new HIV prevention service, mobile HTC branded Moonlight targeting key and priority population including surrounding communities (General population).

Activity

Nepal Health and Hygiene Activity

The USAID-funded, five-year (2016 – 2021) Health and Hygiene Activity, named as Swachchhata, aims to contribute to Nepal’s 2014–2018 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) goal of a healthier and well-nourished population. The project is implemented by SNV and its partner, Population Services International (PSI), with an overarching purpose of improving community health status through improved integration of hygiene and health services.

Activity

Partnership for Integrated Social Marketing

Contaminated water is a leading cause of diarrheal disease and child mortality in Zambia, where only 64% of the population has access to safe drinking water sources. Among children under five, 21% have had diarrhea in the past two weeks, regardless of water source or location. Mortality among children under five is particularly high, as attempts to rehydrate children, usually with more contaminated water, often fail.

Activity

The Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria

ESMPIN was a USAID-funded nationwide social marketing project focused on 15 priority states in Nigeria, aimed at improving maternal and child health by promoting family planning methods, and child health products. Some diseases like diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia, lack of family planning (FP) and inappropriate care of pregnant mothers and newborns are some of the causes responsible for Nigeria’s high maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates. ESMPIN also promoted healthy behaviors in addition to its product demand.

Activity

TRANSFORM/WASH

There has been a great deal of progress in the sanitation and hygiene sector in Ethiopia during the past five years, much of it achieved through the Government’s Health Extension Program, where seven of the 16 components address WASH behaviors at the household level. However, access to improved water and sanitation facilities and practice of key hygiene behaviors remain low.

Activity

APHIA Health Communications & Marketing

USAID/Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans in all 47 counties. AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program, also known as APHIAplus, Health Communications and Marketing used social marketing and behavior change communication to promote healthy behavior and increased access to health services and products. The program focused on HIV, malaria, family planning, and maternal/child/neonatal health.

Activity

Sanitation Service Delivery

USAID/West Africa’s Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) Program seeks to dramatically scale-up sanitation services delivery through market-based approaches that strategically complement the recent policy shifts and massive demand generation efforts in West Africa. The SSD program will develop, test, and scale market-based models, reaching all segments of the unserved population, to achieve and sustain an improved level of sanitation service over time.