Over 50 years ago, a young physician in San Diego was called late one night to an emergency in Tijuana as a three-year-old girl and her one-year-old brother were dying of pneumonia. With no proper medical equipment, he made a steam tent with a kerosene burner and saved the lives of those two children.
PCI was born that night as our founder, Dr. James Turpin, saw the impact he could have in meeting the needs of children in the developing world. Over the years, PCI has stayed true to that noble cause and today we are work- ing in 15 countries around the world, impacting the lives of millions by fighting diseases like HIV/AIDS, teaching mothers the importance of nutrition and helping families survive and prepare for natural disasters.
Innovation was at the heart of Dr. Turpin’s invention that night, and it has remained a cornerstone of PCI’s work since 1961. This past year was no exception, and that is why I am pleased to present our 2015 Annual Report, Innovation for Impact.
This year represents a turning point for PCI as we updated our mission and vision as an organization to focus our work and redouble our efforts to ensure the results of our programs continue in the communities we serve long after we have gone.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your partnership and support of our work this past year, and we look forward to continuing to impact our world with you in the years to come.