PCI works in impoverished communities around the world to save children’s lives, improve health, and create long-term change. PCI is actively involved in fighting hunger and poverty, preventing disease, and responding to the AIDS crisis.
Please join our efforts to save lives and build healthy communities worldwide. One person can make a lasting difference…one child, one family, one community at a time.
Project Concern International's mission is to prevent disease, improve community health, and promote sustainable development.
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. Jim Turpin to found Project Concern International and forever change the lives of millions of children around the world by providing health and poverty solutions.
Motivated by the suffering of people in the world’s most impoverished communities, Dr. Jim Turpin moved his family to Hong Kong and opened a floating clinic that offered basic medical services to the residents of Kowloon. His vision for the future was to provide the world’s children with access to essential health care services.
Since then, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have been inspired by this vision and have lent their voices to help establish our current programs in eleven different countries on five continents. Each voice has made an impact, helping Project Concern reach millions of people in need.
In places where access to health care is severely limited, the best way to implement poverty solutions and protect the health of children, mothers, and families is to show parents, community volunteers, and local governments ways of preventing disease and illness. Project Concern International employs an integrated approach to its work by focusing on the following main intervention areas:
Preventing Disease In addition to improving and sustaining medical care for children and their families, PCI works with over 8,000 community health volunteers on ways of preventing disease in the community and providing basic health care to their neighbors. PCI plays a leadership role around the world addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic by providing prevention services, care and support, food, and shelter for those most affected by the disease.
Maternal Child Health PCI improves maternal child health by promoting healthy behaviors such as prenatal care, child immunizations, and breastfeeding.
Water and Sanitation PCI works with communities to dig wells, build latrines, and construct safe water and sewage systems. PCI also trains volunteers to teach their communities about proper hygiene and sanitation.
Food Security PCI ensures that children grow up healthy and strong by providing nutritious meals in schools, promoting family vegetable gardens, and providing farmers with techniques for improved agriculture and livestock production.
Humanitarian Relief and Assistance While PCI's main focus is building sustainable healthy communities worldwide, often times there are emergency situations that require our programmatic expertise and immediate attention in order to alleviate suffering and prevent health crises that often result from a catastrophic natural disaster.
Economic Empowerment PCI’s economic empowerment efforts cover a broad spectrum of programs (including microfinanace, microenterprise, and commercialization of agricultural crops) that provide families in need with the education, skills, and access to capital they need to improve their prospects for long-term financial stability.
Project Concern International reaches millions people a year in Asia, Africa, and the Americas with lifesaving programs that are providing health and poverty solutions, preventing disease, and improving maternal child health.
To spread awareness about PCI’s lifesaving efforts to provide health and hope to families in need around the world.
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