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Organization Contact Information

Name: Population Services International/Nepal
Street 1: Naya Bato, Dhobhighat, Sanepa
Street 2:
City: Lalitpur
Province:
Post Code: 21976
Country: Nepal
Phone: 977-1-5537371
Email: minalamin@psi.org.np
Web Site: http://www.psi.org/nepal

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Minal
Last Name: Amin
Title: Program Manager
Email: Minal Amin
Phone: 977-1-5537371

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Ashish
Last Name: K.C.
Title: Health Services Manager
Email: ashishkc@psi.org.np
Phone: 9841453806

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
Population Services International in Nepal (PSI/N), a non-profit organization incorporated in Nepal since 202, combines entrepreneurial spirit with social mission to encourage healthy behavior worldwide. Through its health social marketing programs in over 42 dsitricts, PSI distributes affordable, accessible, and attractive health products and services. PSI raises awareness of health problems and generates demand for the health products and services it provides through innovative and culturally sensitive communications. PSI’s primary interventions concern: family planning, HIV/STI prevention, diarrheal disease, malaria, micro-nutrient deficiencies, waterborne illnesses, and tuberculosis.

PSI’s mission is to deliver affordable and accessible health products and services to low-income populations, and to produce and disseminate innovative, culturally appropriate behavior change communications. PSI's social marketing approach is based on four core principles:
•To serve the poor, primarily by pricing products and services affordably and making them widely available;
•To achieve measurable health impact;
•To provide products and services cost-effectively, primarily by working through an existing commercial infrastructure; and
•To strategically target consumers, vendors, and health care providers with communications and training programs that emphasize correct use of each product and service to promote healthy behavior.

In response to the global explosion of TB, PSI has expanded its diverse portfolio to include public private mix initiatives and behavior change communications to support TB control. In 2004, PSI launched its first TB DOTS public private mix program in Myanmar. A second PSI TB DOTS program was launched in 2006 in Pakistan. In addition, PSI is promoting TB/HIV coordination in its voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) programs, as well as implementing various behavior change communication (BCC) campaigns to promote health seeking behavior for TB.
Starting 2010 PSI/N is introduc
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Planning to increase active case detection of TB through community based mobilization.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nepal
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Nepal

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Nepal

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Plans for active case finding through social mobilization at community level.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 24, 2010
Last updated: March 20, 2013