Women’s Empowerment & Poverty

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Helping Mothers, Babies and Families in India Have a Healthy Start Together

A woman’s health during pregnancy is of vital importance to both her baby’s development and her own ability to stay healthy. However, mothers in some parts of the world struggle to keep themselves and their babies healthy during this critical time. In the state of Bihar, India, where the River Ganges flows, is a small [...]

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Nothing compares to the power of a mother’s strength. From women in Zambia who are empowered to be screened for HIV and cervical cancer; to mothers and their preemies in Guatemala; to women saving money, starting businesses and empowering each other and their children to achieve their dreams through our Women Empowered initiative, PCI is [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Empowered Women are Key to Transforming Communities

By Sarah Emerson This week, the world paused to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, a time to focus on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. This year’s IWD theme “Gender Parity” resonates strongly with me based on trends I have witnessed around the world. Despite pervasive challenges, I’ve [...]