MaverickNext is powered by Population Services International (PSI) a global health non-profit that makes it easer for people in the developing world to live healthier lives and plan the families they desire. This report highlights the impact of this initiative with our inaugural cohort in 2019.
Maverick Collective is a group of bold women who take part in the projects they fund to make a lasting difference for women and girls. As a groundbreaking initiative of Population Services International (PSI), Maverick Collective projects are amplified and guided by PSI’s 50 years of global health experience in over 50 developing countries. This […]
Julia Lourie and Kathy Vizas (a co-founder of TogetHER for Health) have supported PSI’s cervical cancer programming across several low- and middle-income countries, including Trinidad & Tobago and India, as members of the Maverick Collective. These advocates and investors are leaders who believe strongly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) inspiring message: cervical cancer can be eliminated. But gender equality is critical for achieving elimination, in particular […]
Authored by Julia Lourie, Maverick Collective Member Julia Lourie is a Maverick Collective Member. Through her investment in Trinidad and Tobago, we are working to prevent unnecessary deaths and illness resulting from cervical cancer. She shares her experience, below. “I’ve had the privilege of working alongside our PSI Caribbean team and the Ministry of Health […]
This September, Melinda Gates handed over the reins to her position as Maverick Collective co-chair to South African businesswoman and philanthropist Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe. “I believe that strategic investment in women and girls will ensure we address the most pressing issues that face women today. Addressing women’s issues is part of the UN’s Sustainable Development […]
Making contraception more accessible to women in underserved areas of Kenya is the focus of a new pilot project implemented by PSI and its local affiliate, PS Kenya. As a member of Maverick Collective, a women’s philanthropic and advocacy initiative of PSI, Ann is funding this project and devoting her time and talents to help drive it.
PSI has made a commitment to put care and control in consumer’s hands by bringing technology to the front door whenever possible. The health center was three hours away. Marta explains to her health worker, Ilda, that it was expensive to travel to the health center in Maputo, Mozambique. But Marta recognized her need for […]
By Kathy Vizas, Founding Member, Maverick Collective This extract is from a piece which appears on The Philanthropy Workshop blog. Sometimes a healthy dose of frustration with the status quo pushes one to make the changes needed. After three years working on a cervical cancer screening program in India, Kathy Vizas realized that there wasn’t enough awareness of […]
Through this study, PSI identified and interviewed the people whose beliefs, perceptions, and cultural values influence girls’ menstrual practices in Nepal. These included mothers, aunts, local religious leaders, teachers, and healthcare workers, among others. With this data, PSI seeks to create the first girl-centered solutions to effectively improve girls’ menstrual health and hygiene. The full […]
This study the first of its kind in Nepal. In this study, adolescent girls interacted with their peers as researchers to interpret their beliefs, attitudes, and experiences around menstrual health. Peer ethnography enabled PSI’s research team to take an in-depth look not only at girls’ lives, but also at the role family, friends, and institutions […]