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PSI Commits to Expanding HIV Prevention at Clinton Global Initiative
Date:9/23/2009

Will also expand safe water programs with P&G's Children's Safe Drinking Water

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PSI (Population Services International) announced two significant commitments today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI): a doubling of its HIV prevention programs that target at-risk men and, in partnership with Procter & Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water program, a commitment that will expand the availability of safe drinking water to vulnerable populations across the globe. Together, these commitments help ensure the increased availability of life-saving health products and information for those living in some of the poorest and most at-risk places in the world.

As part of its HIV-prevention commitment, PSI, in collaboration with key partners, will launch a five-year initiative that will double its number of HIV prevention programs for men who have sex with men. Sex between men accounts for approximately 5 to 10 percent of HIV infections worldwide. The P&G partnership commitment at CGI will significantly expand the availability of safe drinking water for people living with AIDS. Together, PSI and P&G will launch new programs in at least two new countries, including Rwanda. All told, P&G and its partners are committing to providing at least 250 million liters of safe drinking water to this particularly vulnerable population.

"PSI is extremely proud to launch these initiatives at CGI with P&G and other partners. These commitments will greatly impact the health of thousands of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in the developing world for years to come," said Karl Hofmann, president and CEO of PSI.

Later in the day, Mr. Hofmann will accept one of P&G's "Live, Learn and Thrive Partnership Awards" on behalf of PSI at a VIP reception, in conjunction with the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative. The Awards will recognize PSI and other P&G partners for their help in improving the lives of more than 40 million children, by providing vaccines and safe drinking water to help those in need.

Also this week: PSI Ambassador Mandy Moore is a featured speaker at Conde Nast's World Savers Congress, spotlighting the organization's malaria prevention campaign; and PSI Senior Vice President and Chief Liaison Officer Sally Cowal is speaking at a multimedia newsmaker event hosted by United Press International on preventable water-related illnesses to discuss the scope of the water crisis in developing countries and potential solutions.

About PSI

PSI is an international nonprofit organization operating in more than 65 countries. With programs in malaria, reproductive health, child survival and HIV, PSI provides products, services and promotes healthy behaviors that enable people in the poorest communities to lead healthier lives. www.psi.org.

About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 100 current and former heads of state, 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made more than 1,400 commitments valued at $46 billion, which have already improved the lives of 200 million people in 150 countries. CGI will hold its Fifth Annual Meeting September 22-25, 2009, in New York City. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.


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