• Why?

    • Globally, there has long been under-investment in primary health care. Citation
    • Not only do inadequate infrastructure and unreliable drug supply chains pose challenges, but, critically, there is a worldwide shortage of health workers and the situation is worsening.
    • Every year, 41 million people die from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as respiratory conditions, cancers and mental health.
    • The burden of these diseases is rising disproportionately among low- and middle-income countries and populations, and the risk of dying prematurely from an NCD is almost double that in high-income countries. Citation
    • Primary care, in the community, is the place where the place where NCDs are usually best addressed, in terms of early diagnosis and early intervention.Citation And the best way to achieve healthcare for all.
    • Health workers need training and support. The systems around them also need to change

    PCI has the experience and skills to tackle this: watch our short video to find out more:

  • Our Approach

    PCI has core expertise in primary healthcare strengthening and additional specific knowledge and skill in managing NCDs at the primary care level.

    We offer independent, pragmatic, evidence-based guidelines, cascaded training and systems support to customers delivering front-line health care, together with advisory support at programmatic and policy level. We do this with a particular focus on lower and middle-income countries. We are working with partners across a range of settings in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, from the largest cities on the planet to the most remote refugee camps in the world.

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      Our purpose

      To reduce disease, disability and death by strengthening family medicine worldwide, especially in resource-poor settings.

      Why Family Medicine?


    • Our mission

      We build capacity in people and primary health care systems by training health care workers to deliver evidence-based care adapted to local contexts, and by working with people to develop their strategic and organisational approach to care, and to train others.


    • Innovation

      We experiment with new approaches (clinical, behavioural or technological), and with new ways that we can apply our core capabilities (and extend them) across a range of different settings.