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Project Concern
History and Background

Our history
In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. Jim Turpin to found Project Concern International and forever change the lives of millions of children around the world by providing health and poverty solutions.

Motivated by the suffering of people in the world’s most impoverished communities, Dr. Jim Turpin moved his family to Hong Kong and opened a floating clinic that offered basic medical services to the residents of Kowloon. His vision for the future was to provide the world’s children with access to essential health care services.

Since then, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have been inspired by this vision and have lent their voices to help establish our current programs in eleven different countries on five continents. Each voice has made an impact, helping Project Concern reach millions of people in need.

Today, the underlying vision of the organization has remained true to its founder: Project Concern works in vulnerable communities by preventing disease, providing poverty solutions and creating long-term change by helping people to help themselves.

But there is still much to be done. Please lend you voice and spread our message of global concern. Each of us can make a difference...one child at a time.

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