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LEADING HUMANITARIAN, DEVELOPMENT, AND GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AGAIN JOIN FORCES AGAINST CUTS TO FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations call upon Congress to reject the Administration’s inadequate and dangerous Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) and to instead sustain and protect the International Affairs Budget in FY 2019 at a minimum of current FY 2017 levels. Congressional leadership remains critical to ensuring strong U.S. global [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:10:37+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Media Releases|

A Woman Empowered: Rosalba’s Story

PCI President and CEO Carrie Hessler-Radelet recently returned from a trip to Guatemala—one of 18 countries where we are working to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. She and a group of PCI donors were able to meet some of the people whose lives have been impacted by our programs. This is Rosalba’s story, [...]

Prenatal Vitamin Distribution to Boost Newborn Outcomes in Liberia

Each year in Liberia, 14% of babies are born too small, weighing less than 5.5 pounds. Complications due to low birth weight (LBW) in newborns can cause a series of problems including increased vulnerability to infectious diseases and, in some cases, death. One of the leading causes of LBW in newborns in Liberia is poor [...]

Wish PCI’s Founder, Dr. Jim Turpin, a Happy 90th Birthday!

On a Thursday afternoon in 1960, Dr. Jim Turpin left his pediatric practice on Coronado Island in California to volunteer across the border in Tijuana, Mexico at a clinic. He arrived to find a three-year-old girl and her one-year old brother dying of pneumonia. They were blue, gasping for breath, and unresponsive. With no proper [...]

By | 2017-12-15T12:23:02+00:00 December 15th, 2017|From the Leadership, PCI History|

Beating HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Each year on Dec. 1, the global community uses World AIDS Day to remember lives cut short by HIV/AIDS and to renew a sense of urgency around ending the epidemic. The occasion holds particular significance in Botswana, where more than one in five people have contracted the virus. The southern African nation has the third [...]