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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I came to know about PINCC a few years ago as a donor. I was really impressed with their work in countries where cervical cancer is still a major problem. They have done several awareness and screening programs at the grassroots level and trained many local healthworkers. They are doing a great job and I wish them all the best in their future efforts.
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We have been donors to PINCC from early on and have been impressed and gratified by their work. The organization is lean and effective, focusing on doing one thing well. We appreciate the international focus, the strong volunteer involvement and the smart use of donor dollars.
Kate OHanlan, MD & Léonie Walker