Country of Operation
- Population Services InternationalNot-for-profit
- Government of BeninGovernment
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)Foreign aid agency or multilateral organization
- Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)Foreign aid agency or multilateral organization
- Abt AssociatesNot-for-profit
SummaryPSI/Benin was founded in 1992 to help prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
PSI/ABMS aims to contribute to effective and sustainable way to improve the health of vulnerable populations Benin, through social marketing and communication for behavior change, in collaboration with the Government's mission, the private sector and other development partners.
Key program components
Today, it’s estimated that PSI/Benin’s condom distribution and effective health communication strategies help prevent 1,492 cases of HIV annually. PSI/Benin’s portfolio also contributes to the annual prevention of 136,402 malaria episodes and 25,468 unintended pregnancies. PSI/Benin launched its malaria program in 1998 to equalize access and ensure fair market pricing, offering a long-acting net, SuperMoustiquaire Longue Duree, directly to pregnant women and children under five via antenatal clinics. PSI has also joined the National Malaria Program's efforts to help pregnant woman obtain artemisinine-based combination treatment (ACT). In 2008, PSI partnered with USAID, UNICEF and Abt Associates to offer an integrated diarrhea treatment and prevention program that provides a kit that includes OraselZinc diarrhea treatment, and Aquatabs, a chlorine-based household water treatment. PSI/Benin creates demand for the kits through mass media campaigns and peer education activities that combine messages on safe water storage, breastfeeding and handwashing. PSI/Benin also distributes oral and injectable contraceptives (Harmonie and Equilibre brands) through the private sector in Benin.