Carrie Hessler-Radelet Named President & CEO of Project Concern International

Former Peace Corps Director takes helm of International Development Organization SAN DIEGO—Carrie Hessler-Radelet was selected as the new President & CEO of Project Concern International (PCI) by its Board of Directors on February 3. Hessler-Radelet will lead PCI’s efforts working with families and communities in 16 countries to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship.…

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USAID Helps Improve Safety In Guatemalan Neighborhoods

Barrio Mio beneficiary Rosalba Ayala is grateful for her newly reinforced home and appreciates having a clean, upgraded neighborhood, where children can play safely, free of mud and wastewater that used to collect in the streets. With USAID support, Project Concern International (PCI) initiated a project that is reducing disaster risk in hazard-prone neighborhoods in…

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Let’s put a stop to cervical cancer in Africa

Evelyn lived in small, rural village two hours by car from the Zambian town of Kabwe. She had six children and while fighting hard to care for them with little money, her body was waging its own war without her knowing it. Evelyn had Stage 2 cervical cancer. Evelyn first learned of her condition when…

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An Insider’s Journey to Improving Food Security and Literacy in Tanzania

This story was originally published on USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) blog, highlighting the Feed the Future school-feeding program implemented by PCI. FAS caught up with Kara West, PCI Operations Officer, while visiting Tanzania to glean an insider’s perspective on the program.   Why did PCI begin this McGovern-Dole program in Tanzania?  PCI began implementing a…

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Mary Pat Kieffer Talks with Family Planning Voices

This post was originally published on Family Planning Voices, highlighting an interview of PCI’s Senior Director, Health, Mary Pat Kieffer. Family Planning Voices is a global storytelling initiative led by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project and Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). During the 15 years that I was working in East Africa, I’d talk with pregnant women…

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Soap Stories: Tanzanian Students Take Health to the Next Level

When it came to health and hygiene, Buira primary school, a remote school in rural Tanzania, faced two major challenges. First, most of the 800 students didn’t wear shoes walking to school and throughout the day. Mrs. Fundikira, Buira’s Health Teacher, shared, “One of the biggest challenges we encountered during the past three years was…

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Celebrating the Life of Anne Otterson

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Pausing to be Thankful

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Connected Pastoralists

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New WHO Antenatal Care Recommendations: An Important Step Toward Saving Lives, Says Every Preemie

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new Antenatal Care Recommendations to help improve care of pregnant women and reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience. Every Preemie-SCALE supports these guidelines as critical steps to saving lives around the world. Every Preemie – SCALE (Scaling, Catalyzing, Advocating,…

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55 Years: Honoring PCI’s Enduring Impact

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Celebrating the Life of Dr. Bill McQuinn

Dr. Bill McQuinn and his wife, Janie, were among the earliest and most loved members of the PCI family. After hearing PCI’s founder speak at the McQuinn’s church in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1974, Bill and Janine became involved with PCI’s work. For more than 40 years, they dedicated their time, resources and service to ensure…

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All Roads Lead to Home

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Improving Socio-Economic Status of Women

Project Concer International PCI Nicaragua under the Project Better Education and Health (MESA) implemented since July 2014, the initiative “Empowered Women”, in the municipality of La Concordia, Department of Jinotega, resulting in the formation of 4 groups with 37 mothers and an initial savings of Six hundred seventy cordobas (C $ 670.00). To date, 11…

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