COVID-19 Response2021-08-30T19:45:40+00:00

Call to Action

Caring for one another in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

Photo by Steve Adams

Photo by Steve Adams

COVID-19 Call to Action

Photo by Steve Adams

As the coronavirus continues to exact a global toll on all aspects of life, PCI is working nonstop to ensure the most vulnerable families have access to information and support critical to their health, safety and recovery. Each day brings to light new information about the disease, along with new concerns and challenges both shared by and unique to our programs across Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Working closely with partners, local and national governments and the people we serve, our dedicated staff remains committed to promoting and strengthening locally driven, community-centered solutions and actions. Read on to learn more about our latest efforts to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women & girls, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Focus: PCI’s COVID-19 Response

PCI’s Global Response by Country

Last updated on Sept. 2, 2020

*Women Empowered (WE) Programming Update

Women and girls, especially the most marginalized, are among those who suffer most during public health emergencies. From the heightened risk of domestic violence and exploitation to increased responsibilities caring for children and sick family members, COVID-19 only exacerbates existing challenges to their well-being.

Recognizing this, PCI’s Women Empowered (WE) program teams and partners in Botswana, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Tanzania moved quickly to provide guidance to WE facilitators and members on how to suspend group meetings but safely stay connected during the pandemic.

Program staff and partners check in frequently with WE facilitators via virtual and remote communication, sharing COVID-19 preventive practices, government requirements, key phone numbers for official assistance and motivational messages. WE group members then serve as important information resources for people in their communities to learn how to stay healthy and safe.

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