Impacts of our Healthcare Innovation Programme

We’re delighted to share with you some of the impacts and learnings from our 5-year multi-country ‘Healthcare Innovation Programme’ (HIP).
The programme focused on strengthening primary care and tackling NCDs through partnerships with a range of partners, from grassroots NGOs to Ministries of Health.

PCI appoints Dorcas Gwata as new Chair

Primary Care International (PCI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dorcas Gwata as Chair of the Board of Directors. Dorcas will take up this position from November 2021. Dorcas is a Clinical Mental Health Nurse Specialist, originally from Zimbabwe. She has worked widely in the UK’s NHS, and across Africa and Asia. As a … Read more …

The importance of people-centred care in treating NCDs

Confronting the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) requires an approach that is tailored to people, rather than diseases. Organisations that ensure such efforts are community-based and sustainable, and help people better engage with the health system have the best chances of success. Read our article on the importance of people-centred care in Foresight Global Health.

COVID-19 Lessons For Migrant-Resilient Primary Care Systems On A Warming Planet

What do a warming planet and displaced populations mean for delivery of healthcare? As we approach crucial discussions on climate change at COP26, our latest co-authored article, published in Health Affairs, looks at how both COVID-19 and migration due to climate change impact already fragile health systems – and what should de done in response.

We’re fundraising to update COVID-19 guidance for healthworkers globally

We have just launched a new fundraising appeal to allow us to update our online guidance on COVID-19 for frontline primary healthcare workers in resource poor settings around the world. With your support last year we rapidly mobilised to respond to requests for guidance– and quickly shared, for free, online COVID-19 e-learning content in English, … Read more …

A recipe for disaster: COVID-19 and chronic diseases amid humanitarian crises

We know that the combination of COVID-19, chronic diseases and poverty present a global health emergency: a ‘perfect storm’. But what does this mean in places with even greater fragility, conflict and uncertainty, especially now that funding for the humanitarian sector is at risk.

We’re in the Top 100 social enterprise list!

As a social enterprise we’re very proud to be included on 2021’s NatWest #SE100 Index listing the UK’s best in social enterprises. You can find the full list of organisations here. We are also a registered Community Interest Company (CIC). Find out more about how we work here.

Rethinking global healthworker education: the value of multi-directional learning

What does it mean to ‘build capacity’ of healthcare workers globally? We know that clinical expertise must be matched with knowledge and appreciation of context – politics, policy, economy, culture. As resources are redirected to economic recovery from COVID-19, most obviously demonstrated in the recent dramatic cuts to UK development assistance, there is now an opportunity to radically rethink our approaches to learning and recalibrate current dynamics.

Going live: launching the PCI Academy!

We are delighted to officially launch the PCI Academy with our inaugural online NCD course, in partnership with UNHCR. The PCI Academy is PCI’s learning hub for primary care practitioners working globally. It’s our ‘home’ for learning. The course being launched today – ‘Management of NCDs in primary care’ – consists of interactive self-paced e-learning … Read more …