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.
After recently losing someone I know living in a developing country to cervical cancer, when I saw PINCC in the list of companies for a board match I am invited to, I could not wait to meet them. When I met them and learned about how much they have helped women internationally by setting up sustainable clinics in developing countries, I cannot stop talking about them. So impressed that I joined them as a volunteer and a board member. Looking forward to contributing in anyway I can to PINCC doing even greater things in the future.
Love PINCC! I recently joined as a board member, and now as a donor and volunteer. They do amazing work and I am especially fond of how they train clinics to become self-sufficient. They don't just help and leave. I hope to continue to grow my involvement in the organization. Their work is very important.
I have been involved with PINCC since 2008, when our Soroptimist Club honored PINCC's founder, Dr. Kay Taylor, a Woman of Distinction for founding PINCC. In 2011, I went on my first trip with PINCC. I have now been to Kenya, Uganda and Nicaragua with PINCC, all experiences being real eye-openers for me. The women I met in these developing nations were incredible, yet were dying from this horrible disease needlessly at the rate of over 300 a day. PINCC can help wipe out cervical cancer world wide and I'm proud to have been a part of this effort. In 2012, due to my first trip experience, I joined the board of PINCC and have served on the board since that time. PINCC is an amazing organization doing amazing work!
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!
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 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.
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.
PINCC Administrator 10/29/2013
I appreciate this lovely review, but this is not one of our Board Members... Kay Taylor, MD, Director, PINCC
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 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.