PCI works with partners to strengthen the primary healthcare workforce and the systems around them. 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 have particular expertise in supporting integration of non-communicable disease (NCD) care in primary care. NCDs like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and mental illness represent a particular challenge to overstretched health systems. They 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.
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.
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.
Our key goals focus on:
- Health workforce capacity strengthening
- Testing innovative models of primary care
- Nurturing local leadership
We see the use of digital leaning as an enabler, with potential to reach more people and realise a greater impact. Our learning management system hosts blended learning experiences for our partners combining interactive case-based e-learning with integrated ‘live’ learning opportunities via our digital classroom. Learning is designed for use in limited bandwidth settings, can be accessed online and offline, and just like our face-to-face work, takes an evidence-based pragmatic approach to putting knowledge and skills into practice.
Read more in our strategic plan and Theory of Change.