• Why?

    We believe that everyone should be able to access quality healthcare to enable them to live full and healthy lives. The best route to this is through integrated primary healthcare, delivered by skilled and resourced healthcare workers. However under-investment in primary care systems and workforce has resulted in fragile, fragmented systems, especially in resource-poor settings.

    Within this context, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and mental illness represent a particular challenge to overstretched health systems. NCDs now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death. Without a strong primary health care system, NCDs are often unrecognised until they cause significant disability or premature death, as well as making people more vulnerable to infectious disease.

    Innovative solutions to ensure strong primary health workforce and systems – are urgently needed, particularly in low and middle income countries – to respond to new and existing demands.

     

  • What we do

    PCI works with partners to strengthen the primary healthcare workforce and the systems around them, with a particular focus on NCDs. We advise and support our 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 work to build confidence and capacity, co-creating innovative, practical solutions to the endemic challenges facing healthcare systems in diverse settings globally. With a firm belief in compassionate, person-centred healthcare, PCI occupies a unique position, bringing deep clinical and systems expertise to integrated primary healthcare. Find out more about our priorities here.

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