• Why?

    We believe that everyone should be able to access quality healthcare to enable them to live full and healthy lives. But there are barriers to this:

    • Globally, there has long been under-investment in primary health care. Citation
    • Within primary healthcare there are huge health worker shortages worldwide, and a lack of adequately trained health workers.
    • 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
    • This is impacting greatly on individuals and families – as well as already overstretched health systems and health workers.
    • Primary care, in the community, is 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 to offer consistent quality care in the community. The systems around them also need to change
  • How?

    PCI has the experience and skills to work with partners to tackle these challenges. We build capacity in primary healthcare workers and primary healthcare systems, with a focus on NCDs.

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  • What?

    We advise and support partners across a range of building blocks of primary care to improve the quality of care and to strengthen clinical and community-based management of healthcare.

    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 have experience working in, and developing materials in, English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.

    See Our work for more details.