The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

PINCC East Africa Cervical Cancer Prevention Project 2010

Grant Information
Categories Healthcare , Education
Location International
Cycle Year 2009
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC)
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name Kay Taylor, md
Phone 510-452-2542
Additional Information
Used for PINCC needs equipment, supplies, medications and transportation for our cervical cancer prevention training team to 5 sites in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, in February and August, 2010. Our volunteer team pays its own expenses. Only the Medical and Admini
Benefits Over 300,000 women die every year of cervical cancer worldwide- needlessly. It is the number one cancer killer of women in developing countries; 300,000 women die every year, yet it is completely preventable! PINCC provides education and medical training
Proposal Description PINCC takes teams of volunteer medical and support people to poor and rural areas of Africa, Latin America and India to train local medical staff in a low-cost, single-visit see-and-treat method of cervical cancer prevention. We return every 6 months to continue training and support, and provide needed equipment and supplies, until the sites are self-sufficient to carry on the program. The East Africa 2010 Project will complete training and equipping 2 clinics in Uganda, 2 in Kenya, and one rural hospital in Tanzania. These areas currently have no programs for cervical cancer screening and treatment, and death rates are the highest in the world. 48 health professionals began this program in May 2009, and will be certified after 2 additional visits in 2010. PINCC will provide all sites with examination equipment and supplies, cryotherapy equipment and tanks, and LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) equipment. We continue contact and support to ensure a functioning program.