Disease Prevention & Mitigation

Meet India’s Gatekeepers

A gate stands in a small village in Uttar Pradesh, India, as a symbol of the country’s hard-fought but successful defense against a crippling disease. Construction was completed in 2014, when the World Health Organization declared India “polio-free.” Project Concern International (PCI) played an important role in this success through the CORE Group Polio Project [...]

San Diego Family Beats Cancer Twice

Never bet against Angelica Foster. Staff from Project Concern International (PCI) first met the San Diego mother in 2010. At the time, she was pregnant and raising two children alone—eager to reset her life after a painful separation. “Angelica faced many challenges and barriers, but I believe she had the determination to move on,” said [...]

Loss Drives Latina to Champion Women’s Health

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, we’re featuring Perla Ledesma (above photo, far right)—a program participant turned staff member who is helping create a culture of prevention in her community. When Perla Ledesma lost three generations of women in her family to cancer, she could have dwelled on asking why. Instead, she focused on how to help. [...]