Author: The CCC Team

Meet Nurse Julienne
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Meet Nurse Julienne

Many barriers in Haiti prevent the CCC sites from sustaining a successful “See & Treat” program including  lack of supplies, lack of funds to obtain carbon dioxide gas, lack of trained staff, and lack of women who seek the service. Most women are completely unaware of the  necessity of cervical cancer screening. Last week, Program Director,...

Highlights from Kenya
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Highlights from Kenya

It’s Friday and after a long week full of fruitful meetings with ground partners and clinic site visits, Program Director Rebecca wanted to share a few photo highlights of her busy week in Kenya with you. Looking over the records from the “See & Treat” clinic at JOOTRH Hospital. CureCervicalCancer continues to monitors and evaluates...

“Train the Trainer”
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“Train the Trainer”

If you have followed the field notes of CureCervicalCancer, you know that we strive to achieve long term impact in the communities which our clinic sites serve. The goal of our high-intensity, high-volume “See & Treat” trainings is not solely to train those select healthcare professionals who are in attendance, but rather to “Train the...

A Momentous Day in Ukerewe
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A Momentous Day in Ukerewe

After four short days, our screening program on Ukerewe Island has drawn to a close. To celebrate the occasion, as well as the day’s highest patient volume of the week, we conducted a ceremonial graduation and a clinic dedication to the CureCervicalCancer Board of Directors. Having made a special announcement of CCC’s free screening services...

The Women of Ukerewe
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The Women of Ukerewe

After three days of reading about the “See and Treat” training program in Ukerewe, I’m sure you’re curious about the women here on the island in gorgeous Lake Victoria. Why is the positivity rate for precancerous lesions much higher in this particular region, compared to those in other areas of the world? Who are these...

Lights Out Ukerewe
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Lights Out Ukerewe

Our second day of training on Ukerewe began with what seemed like an insurmountable challenge: a torrential Tanzanian rainstorm coupled with an island-wide blackout. With no idea of how these events would affect patient or trainee turnout, we nevertheless arrived at Nansio District Hospital at 8:30a.m. to prepare our clinics. Contrary to our expectations, we...

Training Commences on the Island of Ukerewe
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Training Commences on the Island of Ukerewe

This is the beginning of a very successful trip! It’s only the first day, yet we’ve already made a significant impact in the lives of many women here in Ukerewe. Wasting no time, we began the day by meeting our nine new Global Trainees.  We learned that all but one trainee are native to Ukerewe....

Day 1: Welcome to Mwanza!
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Day 1: Welcome to Mwanza!

The CCC team, comprised of Program Director Rebecca and Program Coordinators Phorum and Alex, has arrived safely to Mwanza, Tanzania after nearly 35 hours of travel! It’s been one year since CureCervicalCancer was last here, when we held a week-long “See & Treat” training and launched two new Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs. We’ve returned to...