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2014-08-06 23:03:50

Former U.S. Ambassador and Peace Corps Director Will Lead PCI’s Efforts to Prevent Disease and Promote Sustainable Development Across the Globe San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 In PCI’s annual meeting of the Board of Directors on August 2nd, Ambassador Gaddi H. Vasquez was elected Board Chairman of San Diego-based PCI (Project Concern International). Vasquez will spearhead the strategic direction of PCI’s efforts to expand its work to prevent disease and promote sustainable...

2013-04-23 23:01:22

Tribute is in honor of the efforts to eradicate polio in a targeted district in Moradabad, India Moradabad, India (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 The world's first Polio Chowk was unveiled in Moradabad, India in February, a visual reminder of the progress in the fight against polio in Moradabad and the world. Moradabad District outside Delhi has been called the epicenter of polio globally. PCI (Project Concern International) has been working as part of the Core Group Polio Project (CGPP) since...

2013-01-17 23:02:41

Food assistance program will improve health and nutrition in women and children in rural areas. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 PCI (Project Concern International) is partnering with Save the Children to implement a new USAID-funded multi-year assistance program (under the Office of Food for Peace) to address the underlying causes of food insecurity in Guatemala´s western highlands. With Save the Children as the primary development organization, PCI´s portion of the project...

2012-12-15 05:02:43

Integrated Neighborhood Approach Hailed as Model for Urban Upgrading Mixco, Guatemala (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 PCI (Project Concern International) was awarded a $2 million Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to transform high-risk urban neighborhoods in the Municipality of Mixco, Guatemala, into healthier, safer and more productive communities. The 24-month project, called Barrio Mío, is a...

2012-08-31 23:00:56

"Who Cares" campaign first web 2.0 online portal highlighting Millennial generation's acts of helping others San Diego, Ca (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 PCI (Project Concern International) has launched "Who Cares," a campaign and online community to gather and celebrate stories of young adults helping those in need. The video sharing website, http://www.apathyisout.org, is the first user-generated content site that features the charitable acts of the Millennial generation. The goal of the...

2010-03-08 10:00:00

Women ONE2ONE Aims to Bring One Million People into Movement to Save Lives and Increase Opportunities for Women Worldwide WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This International Women's Day, March 8, 2010, ONE will launch Women ONE2ONE, a major new campaign designed to save lives and increase opportunities for women who live in extreme poverty. The initiative, which aims to recruit one million people in the coming years, will conduct awareness-raising events and actions during...

2010-01-26 14:51:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Pascale Wagner, a member of Project Concern International (PCI)'s Emergency Response Team, returning to her native country of Haiti has been a tumultuous yet inspiring experience. Many of her family members and friends lived through the catastrophic January 12 earthquake, including her 81-year-old father. "My father has refused to leave the house and has stayed behind - there was no convincing him to leave," said Wagner. "His argument is...

2010-01-14 16:10:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego-based Project Concern International (PCI) has initiated an immediate response following Tuesday's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, which, according to preliminary news reports, has possibly claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands and affected an estimated 3 million people. PCI, in collaboration with local and international partners, has mobilized its emergency response team in Port-au-Prince. In the coming days, we...

2009-04-28 22:19:00

SAN DIEGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PCI continues to closely monitor the swine flu outbreak both in Mexico where we have major programming and staff, as well as in San Diego. Since Thursday, PCI staff in San Diego, Washington, DC and throughout Mexico, have diligently kept pace with this growing health issue, as we determine our organizational priorities and focus our attention and resources where they could do the most good for the greatest number of people. "PCI is working...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.