• What we do

    We believe in compassionate, person-centred healthcare through integrated primary healthcare. Our focus is on supporting and equipping healthcare workers with the skills and resources they need while creating opportunities for multidirectional learning and reverse innovation to bridge the gap between “low-resource” and high-income settings.

    Our approach

    By 2025 we aim to reach 25,000 healthcare workers globally, caring for 7 million people.

    To achieve this, we partner with stakeholders to co-create, learn, innovate, catalyse change and advocate.



    Together with our partners, we develop context-specific, actionable guidance, learning resources and toolkits based on up-to-date international evidence.


    We bridge the gap between policy and action by providing evidence-based training, mentoring, and leadership development to enable a cascade of knowledge and skills to others.


    We support needs analysis and priority setting for the transformation of primary healthcare systems. We also test innovative intervention models that can be scaled-up.

  • Our Impact

    • We have reached 9768 healthcare workers

    • 91% of health workerschangedtheir practice after our training

    • We have reached people in76 countries

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  • For us at WHO, having PCI involved at the onset and then working together in close collaboration, from conceptualisation of the framework through to material delivery, was an invaluable opportunity.

    Our partnership with PCI has proved it is possible to improve NCD knowledge, skills and practice, even in unstable or challenging settings. A peer-to-peer Training of Trainer approach has proved to be a feasible and practical format for NCD training to mixed groups of healthcare workers – whether delivered face-to face or online.

    Mike Woodman, Senior Public Health Officer, UNHCR

    At the Primary Health Care Institute we have worked with many stakeholders to improve the quality of healthcare services and ensure an essential package of services - but what we needed was a clear strategy to ensure we can implement this throughout Libya, and this is where we have collaborated with PCI.

    Dr Najia Mahdawi, Head of Family Medicine Practice Department at the Primary Health Care Institute, Libya