Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (Pincc)

Rating: 5 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer, Reproductive Rights

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

23 people found this review helpful

I went with PINCC in 8/08 with absolutely no idea of what i was in for. It was an extrordinary experience and one i will never forget. I went to three major African Countries-Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The people of Africa stay in my mind constantly and feel I have been changed by this experience forever more.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the training of other health professionals to treat their own people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have it more organized.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is being in culture and meeting people so very different from my own and from me. It taught me humility and it is far better to give then to receive

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Doctors, Nurses, Nursing assistants, Midwives

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Treat far more women!!

Ways to make it better...

If there had been more organization at the other end

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Having the people show up at the other end ready to be trained.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Dr. Taylor and Dr Sax are tireless, loving and giving people! They are truly amazing in the amount of training, patience and time they have to give.

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2008-8-01

 
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23 people found this review helpful

I have worked for a number of non-profit organizations around the globe over the last 5 years as Registered Nurse in the developing world. Working with Dr. Kay Taylor and PINCC was the most rewarding experience I have ever participated in. PINCC not only provides a valuable service to women without access to health care, they are also training Dr.s and nurses to carry on the work in their absence. This is what all non-profits should be doing but which, sadly, many do not.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

>...Bring cervical cancer prevention to every undedeveloped country in the world.

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2008-1-01

 
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22 people found this review helpful

I've been taking teams of volunteer doctors, nurses, and lay people to 8 countries in Central America and Africa for 3 years, to train and equip medical people who serve poor and high risk women in methods to prevent cervical cancer. It's the #1 cause of cancer death in 3rd world countries among women, and yet it's preventable! We've trained over 50 medical people this year alone. Our methods are low-cost and low-tech, so can be used in low resource settings. It's been very successful, and terrifically rewarding to save the lives of these women, and know the people we train will go on saving lives for many years to come.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The endless enthusiasm of our great volunteers, who work so hard and pay their own way to help other less fortunate women .

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Young, old, medical and non-medical people, without hierarchy issues or expectations of being taken care of. Everyone pitched in and did their best, and helped each other out.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Go to so many other countries, and reach so many women, and save SO many lives. It really leaves behind sustainable programs that keep working.

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2008-11-01

 
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