For over 35 years, PCI has managed USG grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements with local, national, regional or global scope, including over 20 USAID Child Survival and Health Grants Program grants, over 23 USDA programs, eight Title II programs, and several PEPFAR programs. Headquarters and field staff have extensive experience designing, implementing, monitoring, reporting and providing oversight for complex programs in accordance with USG rules and regulations.
Since 1961, PCI has consistently demonstrated its ability to affect positive life cycle changes through the provision of evidence-based community MNCH interventions and services, shaping MNCH behaviors, and reducing the incidence of life-threatening diseases in mothers, infants and children. The success of PCI’s strategy rests on its localized approach to empowering women, families and communities to participate in problem-solving and developing sustainable solutions within their communities.
PCI’s strategy engages the active participation of all stakeholders, including community members, local groups, national organizations, and government programs; integrating effective capacity-building components that respect traditions, influencing factors, and cultural sensitivities; and ensures the sustainability of impact. PCI’s interventions support a continuum of care and address health needs of adolescents and women before, during and after their pregnancy, as well as the state of the newborn and child.
Gender equity and human rights are at the core of PCI’s programs, while involving men and women in decision-making to improve access, equity, and quality of health services and shifting beliefs that inequitable rights and violence against women are not the norm. PCI is a convener of diverse stakeholders for sharing, learning, documentation of best or promising practices, awareness raising and advocacy.