Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC)

Rating: 5 stars   51 reviews

Address:

PO Box 13081 Oakland CA 94661 USA

Mission:

PINCC takes volunteer medical teams to train doctors and nurses in underserved countries, for the prevention of cervical cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women in the 3rd world. We then donate the equipment to make the site sustainable.

Results:

PINCC has trained and certified 18 centers in 8 countries and we are working towards certifying 12 more centers in 2011. Over the past six years PINCCs volunteer doctors have screened over 10,000 women during our training campaigns, and trained over 300 doctors and nurses. Each of the sites certified by PINCC can screen and serve between 1,000 – 3,000 women yearly.

Target demographics:

The women that reside in these countries live in poor, rural, and/or remote communities. The majority of families try to eak out a living on a meager $3 a day or less, and cannot afford the luxury or expense a trip to a private doctor’s office would bring.

Geographic areas served:

Central America, Africa, India

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Reviews for Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC)

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Went on humanitarian mission to East Africa. It turned my head around. East Africa is a different world from the one I know. We worked in hospitals in Uganda and Kenya. They in no wise resemble hospitals with which I am familiar. As the data input guy I was not directly involved in serving patients or instructing resident staff. I came away with a changed world view. I thank PINCC for this. PINCC is about changing the world by saving lives. PINCC also forever changes those who participate in its mission.

 
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This last summer, I traveled to Nicaragua with PINCC and saw the lives of so many women being protected by these simple tests/scans. I am currently a junior in high school and a prospective med student, so this experience was incredible for me. I feel that because of volunteers like myself, we are able to help people who do not have all that we do. This organization is changing the lives of so many women and they deserve to be known all across this country so that more people can join in the cause.

 
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I volunteer for PINCC. I donate to PINCC. I tell everyone I know to donate to PINCC. I tell international contacts to look into starting a relationship with PINCC. As a volunteer I can tell you first had that they are the most responsible, financially responsible (agonizing over whether to buy a new roll of duct tape etc....), sustainable organization I have ever worked for. They teach the teachers and thus plant the seed for even greater change when they finish each project. They are saving women from cancer and their children from orphan-hood. I can't think of a single thing I would change with this organization except for to wish they had more resources to do more of the same work.

 
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I came to know this organization early this year and love the work that they do. The impact that this organization has on women in under served countries is commendable. They are changing lives, one cervical screening at a time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I am a family physician who has traveled now with PINCC twice on cervical cancer prevention campaigns in Africa. The trips were fantastic!
Firstly, I love their model-- it is a really rare thing to be able to take medical personnel on a trip that lasts weeks but is actually sustainable and beneficial to the local healthcare system. Rather than providing direct care, PINCC trains local workers, mostly women, and helps empower them to improve the health of their community.
Secondly-- what fantastic company! The trip leadership is without fail delightful, interesting, and a joy to work with.
Last but not least, your money is well spent. PINCC makes every penny count, but still leaves you with a comfortable experience.
If you have a chance, donate to or travel with PINCC!

 
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I am proud to have been a volunteer with PINCC in Kenya over the past 3 years. Each trip has been extremely well organized and committed to its mission of training local health care workers to perform cervical cancer screening and treatment of precancerous lesions. The Kenyan government has made cervical cancer screening programs a priority as currently only 4% of Kenyan women have been screened. On our last trip we screened over 200 women at each site and trained approximately 10 local nurses and clinical officers to continue screening at their local health centers using materials and equipment that are available locally. Train the trainer strategies allows the program to expand into surrounding areas. This is a sustainable project that has the potential to truly make a difference.

 
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PINCC is an amazing organization that does excellent work. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with PINCC as a physician and it was an amazing experience. They do important, sustainable work for women who have little access to healthcare. I would work with them again in a heartbeat.

 
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I volunteered with PINCC this past March and my life has been forever changed. Actually getting to see women's lives changing and watching nurses and doctors learn how to screen women for cervical cancer was so enlightening. Knowing that I had even just a small role in helping the cause is very impactful to me. I am so thankful for the opportunity and I would love to see PINCC grow even further to help more women globally!

 
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I got to know about this organization through Kay Taylor with whom I paint on Wednesdays. Our visit to Muhuroni, Kenya was an extraordinary experience. The women we served were amazing people. I fell in love with more people than I can remember. It was fun being in that environment which wasn't much different from my own rural hometown. I'm hoping to be able to do at least one trip to that region every year. It was very rewarding. It would be great if that program could be expanded.

 
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I have had the opportunity to volunteer twice with PINCC, first in Kenya and then in Nicaragua. In both countries, we were in remote area where women came from miles away on boats, horses and foot. Using the simple and inexpensive vinegar for diagnosis and onsite treatment, so many women were treated. And the training of local medical staff meant the treatment would go on into the future for generations. 300,000 women die each year in developing countries from a completely preventable disease. Each death affects families and communities in profound and lasting ways. PINNC has created a a response to this tragedy which is inexpensive, empowering to local medical staff and could end cervical cancer forever.

 
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