Disease Prevention & Mitigation

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 [...]

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 [...]

NGOs Gather on Capitol Hill to Discuss Lessons Learned from Ebola Response

By Christa Davis Ebola may be declared officially over in Liberia but thousands of people now face the challenge of having to rebuild their lives and communities. The Ebola epidemic killed more than 11,300 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. New cases have dwindled virtually to zero, but the World Health Organization has warned [...]

Partnering with Local Communities to Provide Access to Clean Water

Imagine if you lived in a community with no water. Or if you do have access to water, imagine it’s unsafe to drink and you have to walk several miles every day to collect it. This is the reality for millions of men, women and children around the globe. The world water crisis is one [...]

Combating a Cholera Outbreak in Malawi

Unclean water and a lack of basic sanitation are a deadly combination in the fight against disease and ending extreme poverty. Right now, millions of people in the country of Malawi struggle to put food on the table, and a recent cholera outbreak has made the struggle even more difficult. Malawi is one of the [...]