Founded in 1961, PCI is a San Diego-based global health and humanitarian organization whose mission is to prevent disease, improve community health, and promote sustainable development worldwide.

Working in 16 countries with more than 600 employees, PCI’s programs benefit over 5 million people each year.
PCI was founded to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Its core areas of focus include humanitarian relief, HIV/AIDS, infectious disease, and food and economic security. Closer to home, PCI has been working to address the ever-growing demand for health services on both sides of the border, focusing on “hard-to-reach” populations with critically needed health services through three programs: the California Border Healthy Start project, the Family Health Navigator Resource Center, and Ventanilla de Salud (Window of Health), or VDS. VDS is a unique and innovative collaboration between PCI and the Mexican Consulate of San Diego that provides health education and referrals to the thousands of consulate visitors. Another local program, SHE (Strong, Healthy, Empowered) is a group of ambassadors who dedicate their time and energy to find innovative ways to ensure women are able to live stronger, more empowered lives. The SHE program offers volunteers opportunities to participate in PCI’s local and international programs.  Visit to learn more about how you can get involved today.