Category: Haiti

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,...

Dr. Laura Bertani Reflects the Effectiveness of "See-and-Treat" Method
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Dr. Laura Bertani Reflects the Effectiveness of "See-and-Treat" Method

The smell of damp earth from the recent rains wafted through the windows of the tiny classroom, quickly shuffled to accommodate the projector and desks for eight trainees. A small space between desks accommodated a damp patch on the floor where the ceiling had been leaking. Three physicians and five nurses, here to learn VIA...

Lost in Translation
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Lost in Translation

CCC had an exceptional turn-out today in Cap-Haitien at the Bethesda Medical Center! I found myself enchanted with the cadence of French Creole which echoed throughout the busy clinic. Unfortunately, my enchantment with the language didn’t make it easier for me to learn it. The simplest interactions evidenced that Haitian women perceived my English to...

Back In Haiti
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Back In Haiti

This afternoon, CureCervicalCancer returned to Haiti for our fifth visit. Our very own nurse AnneMarie Durosier was waiting to receive the CCC team at Cap Haitien airport. We loaded our three giant “Clinic in a Suitcases” into the cars and headed directly to Bethesda Medical Center, home of the Lindsey Rickles Clinic. This week our...

Good to be Back in Borgne by Dr. Jennifer Lang
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Good to be Back in Borgne by Dr. Jennifer Lang

Driving through the gates of the Hospital compound in Borgne was like coming home. Familiar faces came out to the courtyard to greet us, quickly followed by hugs. Dr Thony Voltaire (Medical Director for the hospital), and Miss Adeline Beliard (nurse in charge of the cervical cancer prevention program) was there to welcome us and...

A Memorable Day in Grande Riviere by Caitlin Cawley
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A Memorable Day in Grande Riviere by Caitlin Cawley

Today’s taptap journey brought CCC intern Ellen and I to Hopital Grande Riviere du Nord, less than an hour south of Cap-Haitian. We had been told that the clinic was working to mobilize patients, but we were not prepared for the dozens of women, all anxious to be screened, waiting for us upon our arrival....

It's Gonna Be Alright by Leila Hariri
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It's Gonna Be Alright by Leila Hariri

Today marked the last clinic visit for our Haiti revisit and re-education program. CCC intern Leila Hariri and our wonderful ground partner Nurse Marie Ann Durosier had a wonderful experience at Dr. Jean Pierre Romel’s medical clinic, Centre de Reflection et d’Action Sur Les Problems Socialize (CRAPS) in Limonade. Dr. Romel and Nurse Cassandra Guerine...

It's Not All Cervices and Roses
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It's Not All Cervices and Roses

Today marked yet another packed schedule for the CCC team. In addition to a meeting with the director of health at the Northeast Department of Haiti, we also visited two of our previously establsihed clinic–one located in Trou-du-Nord and the other in Fort Liberte. Despite some challenges, our team maintained a positive and constructive attitude...

1 Day, 3 Cities! To Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, and Limbe
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1 Day, 3 Cities! To Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, and Limbe

Day two in CCC’s “revisit & resupply” trip to Haiti was yet another success! The team split into three groups to visit and meet with health officials and clinics. Dr. Jennifer Lang and our ground partner, Nurse Marie-Anne Durosier, headed to Port-au-Prince to meet with Dr. Grand-Pierre, while Caitlin, Ellen, and our amazing photographer, Cathryn...