Disease Prevention

PCI's global programs to prevent disease
PCI is preventing diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, and polio worldwide.
The tools that PCI brings to our programs help define the concept of transformational development: finding solutions to poverty through the aspirations, talent, and skills of the people we serve.PCI is fighting deadly threats such as tuberculosis, malaria, and polio, helping to stop the spread of these preventable diseases and facilitating access to lifesaving treatment for those who are ill.PCI provides family-centered care and support to thousands of people living with HIV in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Preventable diseases cause millions of deaths worldwide.
  • An estimated 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Every year there are 350–500 million cases of malaria, with 1 million fatalities.
  • 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized.
  • Children are absent 443 million school days each year from water-related illness.
  • Close to half of all people in developing countries suffering at any given time from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.
PCI's programs are preventing disease such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis globally.
  • 10,654,926 people received improved HIV testing services as a result of PCI’s laboratory strengthening work in India.
  • The number of polio cases reported in India in 2011: zero (compared to 42 cases in 2010).
  • 75,000 soldiers, their family and community members were reached by the HIV/AIDS programs of the defense forces partnering with PCI in Botswana, Zambia and Malawi.
  • 196,042 people affected by tuberculosis, HIV or diabetes benefited from PCI’s efforts in Mexico in 2011.
  • PCI and its 11 partners tripled the number of HIV+ clients in Botswana who were provided at least one clinical service after PCI strengthened their capacity.

 

 

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