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 …

Strengthening virtual primary care across the Middle East: our new partnership with Altibbi

We’re delighted to be partnering with Altibbi to provide learning for their telehealth practitioners across the region, through our new PCI Academy. Altibbi is the leading digital health platform in the Middle East & North Africa region.  The platform currently facilitates around 10,000 consultations per day with carefully selected and trained doctors. Altibbi is now … Read more …

Post-Covid future for nurses: focus on leadership for long-term change

Kidest Nadew and Enrique Castro-Sánchez, nurses and members of Primary Care International (PCI) Clinical Associate network, share their thoughts and experiences for International Nurses Day on what nurses globally need to thrive. COVID-19 has brought home the key role of frontline health workers and the importance of a strong and supported primary care team: and … Read more …

Managing Covid a year on: stigma, skills and solidarity

Last week we caught up with Dr Edilu Robert in Uganda after he obtained the certificate of completion from PCI’s COVID-19 e-learning course. A year after the first Ugandan presidential address on COVID-19, Robert shared feedback on the training module, as well as discussing the broader impact of the pandemic on the community where he … Read more …