• 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 is the place where the place where NCDs are usually best addressed, in terms of early diagnosis and early intervention.Citation

    This unprecedented challenge calls for an innovative approach.

  • Our Approach

    PCI has expertise in primary healthcare strengthening and has developed a niche knowledge and skill in NCD care.

    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.