Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC)

Rating: 5 stars   37 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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a member of this board because I am so impressed by how many women's lives are saved with so little money. Medical and non-medical volunteers pay their own way to travel to parts of Central America, Africa and India to screen and treat women for cervical cancer who live in areas with little access to healthcare.

PINCC is always invited to the places they visit and they also train local health workers in the low cost screening method used. This organization's overhead is extremely low and I like knowing that most of the donations and money raised is going to the women who need it most.

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

Help it reach even more women.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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PINCC is one of the international women health care institute working for the health of the women. They are giving a great contribution in improvement in the health of the women. No Cervical Cancer is their aim and they doing a all hard work to fight with this diseases which are very much dangerous. Cervical Cancer is normally found in women.
http://www.womenhealthcenter.net/articles/health-issues/cervical-cancer

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2010

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I appreciate this lovely review, but this is not one of our Board Members... Kay Taylor, MD, Director, PINCC

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4 people found this review helpful

Dr. Kay Taylor, the charismatic and visionary founder of PINCC, invited me to join the Board early on. Kay and I had been neighbors and friends for many years. I already knew something about PINCC. At her retirement party, celebrating a career devoted to women and medicine as an OB/GYN physician at Kaiser Permanente, Kay had announced an ambitious plan for the next phase of her life -- to found a non-profit organization to train health care personnel around the world to screen at risk and poor women for cervical cancer. I immediately accepted Kay's invitation to become part of this effort to provide such critical services. Over the years with PINCC my devotion to and admiration for Kay's vision has deepened as I saw so many talented physicians and volunteers become devoted to PINCC and the incredible impact a small organization can have on the lives of literally thousands of women worldwide, many of them devalued by societies that fail to provide even basic health care services to women past childbearing years. I will soon be retiring myself after decades of legal practice. I too have a vision, to redouble my involvement in PINCC.

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

the thousands of women screened for cervical cancer, the hundreds of health care personnel trained to carry on screening at their own and neighboring clinics, and the number of volunteers who contribute their time, effort and money to PINCC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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I am a Gynecologist who has been volunteering at Sai Baba's ashram general hospital in south India. I saw many women with invasive, advanced, deadly cervical cancer. In the US this is a rare disease, but in India, there is no screening available for the poor villagers. I was introduced to the work of PINCC and it was the answer to the dilemma of introducing a low cost, low tech process that effectively prevents this disease in a country that sees almost 300,000 women die from cervical cancer each year. I have been on 3 missions to Africa and India. The doctors that we have trained are continuing to screen and treat village women and teaching their other doctors how to do this examination and treatment. The doctors are grateful because they know they will be saving women from horrible deaths in isolation and pain. The village women bestow their sincere gratitude and love and understand that the PINCC teams come to allow women to live healthy and productive lives. I am now on the board, a donor, a fund raiser as well as the medical director for India. Since retiring from my practice, my life revolves around PINCC and I am more fulfilled than I have ever been. This organization is providing a local, sustainable solution to reduce sickness and death from a PREVENTABLE cancer that is the rampant in the developing world. This organization is providing its volunteers with a wealth of happiness and experiences that make our lives better. Consider getting involved as a donor, volunteer, supporter. You will be happy that you did.

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

We have helped save hundreds of women's lives already. As we train more providers in more sites we will see decreased deaths of women in the areas we serve.

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About every week

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2010-5-01

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PINCC is the premier global NGO in screening for and preventing cervical cancer in the world. Our work in India demonstrated that this wholly preventable, but very deadly, cancer can indeed be prevented inexpensively!

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Working with PINCC, first in Africa, and now twice a year in India is the most amazing and fulfilling work I have ever done! So many women in the slum & village areas of developing countries develop cervical cancer, which is totally preventable and is seldom seen in developed areas where Pap smears are used. The single visit "see & treat" screening process is safe, easy to teach to local doctors, and very effective at preventing the onset of cervical cancer. Perhaps the most wonderful aspect is that we are building the capacity of local health workers to do the screening on a regular basis, and also preparing them to train other health workers, to spread the availability of this remarkable process.

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

As Administrator for PINCC India and also as a Board member, I have access to the clinical success results from the screening and treatment process.

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

Seeing the screening and training process work so effectively

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

Really surprised at how fulfilling the work is

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

Eradicate most of the cervical cancer in the world and asve many thousands of lives each year

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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