Population Services International (PSI) is a global nonprofit organization focused on the encouragement of healthy behavior and affordability of health products. PSI was founded in 1970 to improve reproductive health using commercial marketing strategies and has expanded to work in over 50 countries in the areas of malaria, family planning, HIV, diarrhea, pneumonia and sanitation. PSI is headquartered in Washington, DC.
PSI works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations to create health solutions that are built to last. PSI officially started its operations in Tanzania in 1993.
PSI has an uncompromising focus on measurable health impact and measures its effect on disease and death much like a for-profit measures its profits. Over the last 3 years in Tanzania, PSI has saved the lives of 2,754 mothers, prevented 1,056,275 unintended pregnancies, stopped 46,834 new HIV infections, and avoided 7,600 deaths due to diseases like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia that most threaten young children.
In Tanzania, PSI’s main office is located in Dar es Salaam supporting programs across all regions.
A Tanzania where people are empowered to lead healthy lives.
PSI makes it easier for people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.
PRAGMATISM | HONESTY | COLLABORATION
TRUST | COMMITMENT
Our Cole Values:
o Measurement: Evidence, research, metrics and evaluation inform our choices.
o Pragmatism: We strive for excellence, but useful and timely are better than perfect
o Honesty: We act with integrity, share what we achieve, and admit when we fail.
o Collaboration: Active partnering drives impact.
o Trust: We have confidence in our people to make good decisions.
o Commitment: We build local capacity and programs that last.
PSI works in partnership with the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and a number of donors including the Department for International Development (DfiD) – UK; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Children’s Investment Fund Foundation; Vodafone Foundation; the Tanzania National AIDS Control Program; and US based private foundation