PSI's Impact Magazine Goes Global to Local: What is the Future of International Development?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 General News
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Issue Features USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, PSI Board Member Ashley Judd, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PSI, a leading international health organization with programs in 67 countries,

launches the latest issue of its global health magazine Impact, which answers the question: What is the future of international development?

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Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy created the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) to address Americans' increasing dissatisfaction with foreign aid. Today the U.S. spends less than 1% of its total budget on foreign aid. How will sweeping new USAID reforms enable the Agency to make the most of taxpayer money? And how are international organizations approaching development on the ground?

Impact goes straight to the source to answer these questions.

USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and five senior officials, in exclusive interviews, break down the Agency's USAID Forward reforms, and how they aim to build strong, vibrant governments that will one day operate without U.S. assistance. In addition, presidents from World Vision, FHI and the International Federation of Planned Parenthood explain their unique approaches to building strong communities in the developing world.

This issue also features PSI Board Member Ashley Judd, who shares an excerpt from her new memoir, All That Is Better & Sweet, and talks with Impact Editor-in-Chief Marshall Stowell about how her experiences with PSI shaped her humanitarian work.

Impact also spotlights the devastating tuberculosis epidemic in India. One innovative partnership among private companies, local organizations and the government is bringing counseling and treatment to the workplace – where people need it most.

 Go to to check out the full issue.

Senior USAID technical experts featured in Impact:

  • Susan Brems, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Global Health Bureau
  • Amie Batson, Deputy Assistant, Administrator of Global Health & USAID's Deputy of the Global Health Initiative
  • Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, President's Malaria Initiative
  • Richard Greene, Director of the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition
  • Robert Clay, Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS, Global Health Bureau
  • Scott Radloff, Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Global Health Bureau

Follow PSI on Twitter, Facebook and our Healthy Lives Blog. Video available for interviews with the USAID technical experts and Ashley Judd.

Impact Magazine

Impact is produced quarterly and is distributed to media leaders, lawmakers, global health leaders, and advocates in 67 countries.

Background on PSI

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.

SOURCE Population Services International


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