Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC)
Rating: 5 stars 51 51 reviews
PO Box 13081 Oakland CA 94661 USA
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.
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.
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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Am the Deputy medical superitendant of Kisoro Hospital in Uganda. Am also in charge of the community health department as well as the country representative for Doctors for Global health(DGH) in Uganda.PINCC was introduced to us by students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine(AECOM)who had been working with us in trying to address the challenges of womens heath, particularly cervical cancer screening. The PINCC team agreed to visit Kisoro during one of their trips to East Africa. They have since visited us every 6 months since August 2007. During these visits, they have trained a team of 12 health workers at this hospital in VIA, Cryotherapy and LEEP.At the same time have supported the team in carrying out campaigns of screening. THe team has now become fully self sufficient and in 2008 has screened over 1500 women.Kisoro is only the 5th site in the entire country that is now doing screening, and in 2008 was the most active in the entire country. PINCC also helped mobilise resources and donated to us a cryotherapy and LEEP machines. We have truly benefited from the services that PINCC offers. Dr. Baganizi Michael(firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Training and supporting the trained team
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
When they join us and we carry out campaigns and their zeal to see us on our feet working independently
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Very committed to womens health
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Reach many more women who have no access to cervical cancer screening in Africa
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Kisoro Hospital, Uganda
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