Health

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 [...]

Zambia at 20: Celebrating Lifesaving Partnerships on World AIDS Day

Here at PCI, we envision an AIDS-free generation and an end to the AIDS epidemic. And this World AIDS Day, we’re celebrating the significant progress made to end HIV/AIDS worldwide – and specifically highlighting our impact in Zambia. Since the early 1990s, we’ve been active in the HIV/AIDS response and our work spans the range [...]

Connected Pastoralists: Designing a Mobile Application to Work in Rural Settings

By Jennifer Waugaman In 2013 with funding from USAID, PCI developed an award-winning innovation that provides semi-nomadic pastoralists with satellite-powered maps that show the density of vegetation in their traditional grazing lands. With the map, pastoralists can make better decisions on where to take their livestock to graze—an imperative decision that has become increasingly challenging due [...]

Every Preemie—SCALE Convenes Technical Experts Around Safe & Effective Care of Preterm Babies

Complication from preterm birth (babies born too soon) is the number one cause of death around the world for children under age five. In the United States, almost one in ten babies is born preterm--the 6th highest rate in the world. Yet, the vast majority of these babies survive while in low-income countries the majority [...]