Mexico

On the Road to Recovery

Floodwaters have long receded and much of the rubble has been cleared, but families living in Rockport, Texas, and Oaxaca, Mexico, still face a slow and difficult recovery after a summer of record-breaking natural disasters. With support from generous donors, the Humanitarian Assistance & Resilience Unit (HARU) at Project Concern International (PCI) mobilized response teams [...]

Thirty years of the Well Baby Clinic

By Blanca Lomeli The year was 1985, and it started that summer. I was an intern with PCI in Tijuana and I got to be part of the initial training for the Well Baby Clinic (WBC). The concept was very simple: focus on prevention, focus on children under five years of age by ensuring they [...]

Hurricane Patricia: PCI Mobilizes Response Team

While Hurricane Patricia may not have packed as big a punch as some suspected in the resorts along the Mexican coast, it still left significant damage in some of the poorest and hardest to reach communities, which often get forgotten. Roofs were ripped off of many houses, and with the rains continuing, the need for [...]

By | 2017-11-17T12:23:01+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Disaster Response, Hardship, Mexico|

A Reminder of World Tuberculosis Day, Yesterday

Yesterday was World Tuberculosis Day. If you missed it, you are not alone. Nearly one person in three is estimated to have latent TB infection. About 3 million people each year are not reached with TB services, and over half those not reached die. TB is second only to HIV/AIDS as the most lethal infectious [...]

A Foundation for Healthy Communities

The foundation for a healthy life begins at birth with immunizations for children and nutrition education for mothers. Through generous support from the Medtronic Foundation, we have been able to provide those needed health services for thousands of people in seven communities across Tijuana – services that will serve them now and well in to [...]