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 5 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.