population services international
Population Services International (PSI) makes it easier for women in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan for the families they desire. For almost 50 years, PSI has been on location across the world, focused on modern family planning and contraception, but also HIV, malaria, clean water, sanitation and hygiene. Just last year PSI saved the lives of 11,600 mothers, prevented 4.87 million unintended pregnancies, prevented 253,000 new HIV infections, and curtailed 135,000 deaths due to malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia.
214 million women in developing nations do not have access to the contraception they need. Without the power to plan how many children to have, and when to have them, women across the world struggle to feed their families, drop out of school, and face a more significant risk of complications during pregnancy.