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.
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)