Ramon Suarez, M.D., Robert Kiamco, M.S.M.E., Nenita Suarez, M.D., and Benita Kiamco, M.D. formed NSVI, Inc., a 501(C)(3) incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania in May 2002. For details about the history behind its founding, please see our History Page. On June 22, 2018, by approval of the original Board of Directors (our Founders), Doug Stein became President of NSVI, and John Curington, veteran of many NSVI missions, became Secretary-Treasurer.
The backbones of NSVI in the Philippines are still the following three Members of our original Philippines Domestic Team:
Myrna Danuco, R.N., has been NSVI’s in-country surgical assistant for many years. Her job is to make sure that we surgeons have enough sterile instruments and supplies to do our jobs. Frohnie Cagalitan, M.S.W., has been a social worker dedicated to family planning forever. She is our point person, often arriving ahead of the surgical team to educate couples about the health and social advantages of smaller family sizes and to explain the ease and simplicity of NSV. Dr. Joe Alesna, provides vasectomy services not only during missions, but year-round in Cebu. Dr. Doug Stein has participated in Philippines missions since 2010 and has expanded NSVI’s sphere of services to include Haiti and Kenya, and, through his association with World Vasectomy Day, Indonesia, Mexico and Rwanda.
Always ready to contribute in the Philippines are:
Giovanni Suarez, R.N., who has helped Myrna with nursing and technical assistance in Hilongos and Cebu. Stephen “Popol” Suarez. who got this website started and structured the online Donate Now page. Jojo Suarez, himself a vasectomy patient (as most of us guys are), who has generated enthusiasm for NSV among the men of his home town of Hilongos. He is our best salesman. Delia Kiamco, who is the money person in the Philippines, arranging transfers from overseas to Philippines accounts so that we can purchase supplies and transportation.
Following two exploratory visits in 2010, NSVI found a formula in 2011 with our first truly successful mission. Dr. Fritz Lolagne, now retired, was the driving force for modern surgical contraception in Haiti. His assistant Lisette traveled with him throughout Haiti for years. Pastor Amos Myrtil was the social/spiritual leader whose influence in Plaisance made the missions of May 2011, October 2011, and March 2012 such a success, establishing the Cap-Haitien area as the nucleus of NSVI operations in Haiti.
Since March 2016, our Medical Director in Haiti is Maudelin Mesadieu, MD, and our Administrative Director is Djail Covsky, JD.
Maudelin’s Bio is HERE. Staff varies slightly from mission to mission, but all are featured in the pictorial summaries of each mission, viewable via the links on the right side of each page in this site. Between missions, NSVI’s Haiti Domestic Teams provide vasectomy services year-round.
Charles Ochieng, MD is a specialist in Family Planning in Kenya. His fascinating story is in our Kenya page. Charles directed the first NSVI mission to Kenya in May 2012 with an excellent staff from Kisumu and Busia in Western Kenya. Since then, he has directed four additional missions to Kenya, one of which coincided with World Vasectomy Day 4, headquartered in Nairobi. Charles is the leading vasectomist in East Africa.
In 2018 and 2019, Ramon Suarez and Bob Kiamco, now in their 80’s, developed health problems that made it risky to travel. On June 22, 2018, by approval of the original Board of Directors (our Founders), Doug Stein became President of NSVI, and John Curington, veteran of many NSVI missions, became Secretary-Treasurer. As of August 18, 2018, the Founders are our Emeritus Board, and Doug and John will solicit other NSVI contributors to join the Board.
Now you can read about the History of NSVI, see Where We Work, or, already convinced that we are great people providing a wonderful service, Donate Now.