From 2008-2015, VSI was a nonprofit private foundation dedicated to increasing access to essential medicines and services for women and girls in developing countries. After years of successful programs that elevated the importance of medicines such as misoprostol and mifepristone, VSI closed its operations in March 2015. Although the organization itself closed, the important work of increasing access to life-saving medicines in developing countries will continue through our partner, the Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability at the University of California, Berkeley.
Since VSI’s body of work was quite large, this archive is limited to sample programmatic and organizational materials. Please refer to the categories below to search through VSI’s library of resources.
For more information on VSI and its history, including access to additional resources not held in this library, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to VSI in the subject line.
From Biennial Reports to illustrative materials, these resources give a glimpse into the history and legacy of VSI since its inception in 2008.
For a complete history of VSI and its work, read “Making a Different with Misoprostol: The Case of VSI.”
Operations Research Projects
VSI operations research projects were conducted in collaboration with local ministries of health and in-country partners. These resources are best searched by country name and program subject matter (postpartum hemorrhage, postabortion care, safe abortion, etc.).
Writing on a variety of maternal and reproductive health topics, VSI had the opportunity to support the publishing in peer-review journal of several articles and commentaries.