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Site Visits in Kisumu, Kenya

On Tuesday, we continued our site visits and met with our trainees at our clinics: Kodiaga Women’s Prison, The MacNaughton Clinic at Masaba Hospital, and The Jill Rotman Clinic at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH).            On Wednesday, we conducted an in-reach at Ahero Medical Center with two...

CureCervicalCancer Team Returns to Kisumu, Kenya
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CureCervicalCancer Team Returns to Kisumu, Kenya

This week, we will be revisiting our seven clinics in Kisumu, Kenya. Monday began with a meeting with the KMET Team, Kisumu County Officials, and our Champion Facilitators (who served as facilitators during our training in May 2018) to discuss our progress for the first quarter and set new goals for the upcoming quarter.  Afterwards,...

Training at Bahati Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya Concludes With Nearly 900 Women Screened
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Training at Bahati Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya Concludes With Nearly 900 Women Screened

On Friday, our last day of our training, we continued screening women from the community. Over the week, we screened 855 women, treating 29 women with precancerous lesions with cryotherapy.  With special guests, we celebrated our trainees with a graduation ceremony. During our ceremony, CCC donated cryotherapy devices to LVCT Health and Beth Mugo Foundation...

Day One at the LVCT Health Office a Huge Success
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Day One at the LVCT Health Office a Huge Success

On the first day of our week-long training, we welcomed 24 Global Trainees and 5 Facilitators at the LVCT Health Office. Our Global Trainees were recruited from Nairobi County facilities, Beth Mugo Mobile Clinic, and LVCT Health.  While our ground partners Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation and LVCT Health target different populations, they are both heavily...

Training Community Health Volunteers in Nairobi, Kenya
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Training Community Health Volunteers in Nairobi, Kenya

The CureCervicalCancer team has arrived in Nairobi, Kenya! On Friday, we trained 25 community health volunteers in cervical cancer prevention information and equipped them with educational materials. The community heath volunteers are non-medical professionals who are linked to specific communities and health facilities and work closely with the government and NGOs. They are essential in...

In the Field: Nurse David, Global Trainee in Tanzania
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In the Field: Nurse David, Global Trainee in Tanzania

Q. What brought you into the healthcare field? A. I was born into a family with poverty and in the community that lives in poverty. Since I was young, my mama used to say to me, “In Africa we have biggest three enemies to fight with our whole life and power also make sure when...

Another Successful and Busy Day of Screenings in Haiti
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Another Successful and Busy Day of Screenings in Haiti

Today, we screened 91 women! All of this was possible due to the community health workers, who were trained yesterday to inform the women of our cervical cancer prevention services. Their enthusiasm made a huge impact.   In the morning, we began with 2 clinic stations. Due to the large demand, we added 3 more...

Day Three in Cap Haitien and Nine New Community Health Volunteers Trained
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Day Three in Cap Haitien and Nine New Community Health Volunteers Trained

During our third day at Cap Haitien, we trained nine community health volunteers who are essential to educating the community about our cervical cancer prevention services. These community health workers are often important individuals in their community and will bring many women to be screened.    After our lecture, the CCC team along with CCC...