Dr. Sharon Blosk led a lecture for the global trainees on how to detect cervical precancerous lesions and the techniques of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) and Cryotherapy. Both techniques are necessary to treat precancerous cervical lesions. After the first lecture, Dr. Sharon Blosk went over VIA images with the trainees to practice identifying VIA positive and VIA negative cervixes.
After lunch, the trainees broke off into small groups, led jointly by a CCC team member and a local facilitator. The small groups were: CO2 setup, clinic setup, data management, cryotherapy, and disinfection/sterilization. These small groups gave the trainees hands-on practice with essential “See & Treat” techniques before screening and treating patients the next day.
With the small group activities completed, Program Director Rebecca wraps up the day with a lecture on the bigger picture of the clinic. This lecture helps the healthcare providers learn how to create a sustainable and effective clinic by building a “See & Treat” program.
The first day of lecture provided the trainees with the necessary information to begin “See & Treat.” For the rest of the week, the trainees will be hard at work screening an anticipated 200 women each day.