David J. Olson is a part-time technical advisor for the Palladium Group, advising social marketing projects in Mali and Zambia, and consults on communications with various non-governmental organizations ranging from the American Cancer Society to IntraHealth International and the World Health Organization. He managed social marketing programs for PSI in Zambia, Bangladesh and Paraguay, and headed PSI external communications at its headquarters. Starting his development career as a Peace Corps agricultural education volunteer in Togo, he has more than 30 years of experience in strategic communications, policy and program implementation on five continents and in four languages. Follow him on Twitter @davidjolson and check out his website www.olsonglobalcom.com.
Are patents and intellectual property barriers, or have they improved access to medicines? In this guest column, technical adviser and consultant David J. Olson discusses how new technologies developed in high-income countries have been licensed or donated to address access issues in low- and middle-income countries.
How did a Brazilian family planning NGO become 100 percent financially sustainable after losing all funding from donors over a decade ago? Find out in this #HealthyMeans commentary which includes tips for social enterprises in other developing nations.
Family Planning 2020 is making steady progress toward its goal of enabling an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries with access to voluntary family planning information, services and supplies, according to a new report published Monday. A guest commentary for #HealthyMeans.