Country of Operation
- Population Services InternationalNot-for-profit
SummaryPSI/Romania set out in 1998 to improve the health of low-income and vulnerable populations by mobilizing private sector support and promoting health products/services and healthy behaviors. Interventions include: HIV/AIDS prevention/treatment, and reproductive health promotion, amongst others.
PSI/Romania seeks to improve the health of low-income and vulnerable populations promoting health products/services and healthy behaviors.
Key program components
"The program's interventions now include: HIV/AIDS prevention/treatment, reproductive health promotion, iodine deficiency treatment and tobacco cessation. Pharmaceutical companies have partnered with PSI/Romania to help expand public reproductive health efforts with the use of their products. Contraception prevalence rates rose for women from 40.5% in 1993 to nearly 60% in 2004. Men’s rates rose – from 51% in 1999 to more than 60% in 2004.1 Specifically, condom use increased by 8 points among married women from 1993 to 2004 and 28 points among men from 1999 to 2004.2Today, PSI’s Love Plus brand condoms annually reach about one-third market share and 40 million volume sales."