PCI History

Wish PCI’s Founder, Dr. Jim Turpin, a Happy 90th Birthday!

On a Thursday afternoon in 1960, Dr. Jim Turpin left his pediatric practice on Coronado Island in California to volunteer across the border in Tijuana, Mexico at a clinic. He arrived to find a three-year-old girl and her one-year old brother dying of pneumonia. They were blue, gasping for breath, and unresponsive. With no proper [...]

By | 2017-12-15T12:23:02+00:00 December 15th, 2017|From the Leadership, PCI History|

Driven to Serve in Appalachia

Long before Wrenn Turpin married our founder, Dr. Jim Turpin, she was a rebel with a cause in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. Learn more about an important piece of Project Concern International’s early history in this #WaybackWednesday Q&A. Q: How did you first learn about what was originally known as “Project Concern”? In 1973, [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:27:58+00:00 June 21st, 2017|PCI History, United States|

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 [...]

55 Years: Honoring PCI’s Enduring Impact

In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health and hope to those [...]