Author: The CCC Team

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...

Thermocoagulation Training and Screenings Continue in Haiti
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Thermocoagulation Training and Screenings Continue in Haiti

Today, we trained four nurses in thermocoagulation at the Lindsay Rickles, RN Clinic in Bethesda Medical Centre in Cap Haitien, Haiti. These nurses are previous Global Trainees who learned VIA and cryotherapy in 2014 when our partnership began. After the lecture reviewing the screening technique and introducing thermocoagulation, we screened patients in the afternoon.

CCC Introduces Thermocoagulation Devices to Haiti
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CCC Introduces Thermocoagulation Devices to Haiti

We’re bringing thermocoagulation to Haiti! Thermocoagulation is a treatment method for precancerous lesions that can be used as an alternative to cryotherapy with the same results. The most important benefit of thermocoagulation is that it functions on rechargeable battery, eliminating the need for carbon dioxide gas. Carbon dioxide gas is prohibitively expensive and often unavailable...

In the Field: Vu, Ground Partner in Vietnam
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In the Field: Vu, Ground Partner in Vietnam

Q. What brought you into the healthcare field? Why did you choose this profession? A. I am not a healthcare professional but am interested in it because my mother is a retired medical doctor and I have found her job so useful and glorious. I also like to help people. Q. How did you get...

Program Coordinator Lauren Reflects on Her First CCC Training Program
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Program Coordinator Lauren Reflects on Her First CCC Training Program

Hello! I’m Lauren, the new Program Coordinator for CCC. It’s only been a few short months since I’ve started but I’ve learned so much. Within two months of my start at CCC, we were off in Kisumu County, Kenya at my first training program to set up four new cervical cancer clinics with the CCC...

In the Field: Faith, Community Health Nurse, in Kisumu Kenya
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In the Field: Faith, Community Health Nurse, in Kisumu Kenya

Q. What brought you into the healthcare field? A. I always have been passionate about helping people since I was young. So growing up, I knew I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. This is the reason I pursued nursing as a career. Q. Why did you choose this profession? A. I wanted...

Volunteer Kari Joins CCC for a “See & Treat” Training in Kenya
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Volunteer Kari Joins CCC for a “See & Treat” Training in Kenya

Last month, I spent a week in Kisumu in Western Kenya with a small group from CureCervicalCancer, helping teach cervical cancer screening and treatment to a group of about 30 medical professionals from surrounding hospitals and health centers. We taught them how to screen for and treat precancerous cervical lesions, as well as how to...

Planning “See & Treat” Training in Nairobi
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Planning “See & Treat” Training in Nairobi

In May, CCC Program Director Rebecca visited Nairobi to meet with partners from LVCT, Beth Mugo Foundation, and Nairobi County Reproductive Health Team to plan for an upcoming “See & Treat” training this fall. The training will be held at Bahati Health Center which is located in one of the underserved subcounties of Nairobi County....