Disease Prevention

Mary Pat Kieffer Talks with Family Planning Voices

This post was originally published on Family Planning Voices, highlighting an interview of PCI's Senior Director, Health, Mary Pat Kieffer. Family Planning Voices is a global storytelling initiative led by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project and Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). During the 15 years that I was working in East Africa, I’d talk with pregnant women [...]

Soap Stories: Tanzanian Students Take Health to the Next Level

When it came to health and hygiene, Buira primary school, a remote school in rural Tanzania, faced two major challenges. First, most of the 800 students didn’t wear shoes walking to school and throughout the day. Mrs. Fundikira, Buira’s Health Teacher, shared, “One of the biggest challenges we encountered during the past three years was [...]

Fighting Zika Neighborhood to Neighborhood

By Blanca Lomeli Zika is causing worldwide concern because of its connection to dreadful birth defects. Now as infections continue to rise in Latin and Central America, the countries in the Americas are bracing for more than warm weather this spring and summer. In February, the World Health Organization declared Zika a "public health emergency [...]

Our 2015 Annual Report: Innovation for Impact

Explore our 2015 Annual Report online. 2015 was the most successful year in PCI’s history as we helped transform the lives of more than 19 million people around the world and expanded our program reach. Over the past year, we were a leader in the Ebola response in Liberia; kicked off our largest program ever [...]

Leveraging Partnerships to Fight Diabetes

World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, and this year’s theme is around diabetes awareness, prevention and scaling up treatment of the disease that affects 422 million people worldwide. More than 50 years ago, PCI was founded in the U.S./Mexico border region. Since 2004, our US & Border Program (US&BP) has helped [...]