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PSI Safe Water Products Protect Family Health

PSI is providing people around the world with powerful tools to
disinfect water in their own homes, preventing debilitating and
potentially fatal bouts of diarrhea. PSI promotes three products
along with complementary communications campaigns to reduce in-
cidence of diarrheal disease. The combination of home water
treatment, hand-washing and proper hygiene is improving chil-
dren's health, nutrition, growth and development, and dramati-
cally reducing the mortality rate. For more information, visit

PSI/Rwanda Partners with Religious Leaders to Boost HIV/AIDS

PSI/Rwanda has established a youth voluntary counseling and
testing (VCT) center that promotes abstinence, delayed sexual
debut and VCT. These centers offer youth-friendly environments
that promote healthy behavior, attitudes and activities and
strive to provide youth with the means to adopt a healthy life-
For more information, visit

Abstinence Gets Stamp of Approval in Congo

The postal service of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has
issued postage stamps promoting abstinence and other HIV protec-
tion strategies, the design of which comes directly from a re-
gional PSI mass media campaign composed of TV, radio and print
media. The "delayed debut campaign" is running simultaneously
across the DRC and, in similar forms, in four other African
For more information, visit

Swaziland: Tobias Undergoes HIV Testing

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Randall Tobias received voluntary
HIV counselling and testing from a PSI New Start center sup-
ported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief during
a visit to Swaziland in July. The Ambassador's public test was
meant to impress the people of Swaziland with the ease and im-
portance of testing. PSI has been implementing VCT programs
since 1999 and currently operates programs in more than 20 coun-
tries in Africa and Asia.
For more information visit

Carlie Danielson
Communications Associate
Public Affairs
Population Services International
1120 19th Street NW Suite 600
Washington DC 20036, USA
Tel. +1-202.572.4556

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