Category: Kenya

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CCC Conducts Site Visits to Clinics in Kisumu County Region

Last week, CCC trained 21 health care professionals from Kisumu County in “See & Treat,” opened three new clinics, and revitalized four existing clinics. Today, in order to promote sustainability of our programs, the CureCervicalCancer team along with CCC Community Health Nurse Faith conducted site visits to a few of our clinic sites in the...

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More Than 300 Women Screened as of Day Three

By day 3 of the training, we screened over 300 women. During this time, our trainees have become extremely competent in VIA and cryotherapy with the help of facilitators and our medical volunteers.    

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Highlights from Kisumu County

The CCC/KMET partnership is off to a great start with 110 patients attending our first screening day and four patients treated with cryotherapy. We divided the 22 trainees into groups of three and four and paired them with a Kenyan Facilitator. Each of these Facilitators are crucial in teaching the trainees “See & Treat” as they...

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CCC and KMET: Partnership For a Better Future

  CureCervicalCancer is currently partnering with Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) for a week-long training program in Kisumu, Kenya. This partnership will result in the establishment of three new “See & Treat” clinics and the revitalization of four existing CCC “See & Treat” clinics. The KMET partnership exemplifies our ground partner model which promotes...

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CCC to Return to Kenya in May and September

CCC Program Director, Rebecca, visited Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya in February to meet with local ground partners and plan for upcoming “See & Treat” trainings. This May, CCC plans to return to Kisumu, Kenya to train 20 healthcare professionals and 15 community health volunteers and establish three new “See & Treat” clinic sites. Kisumu Medical...

Dr. Stuart Fischbein’s (OB/GYN) Perspective
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Dr. Stuart Fischbein’s (OB/GYN) Perspective

So begins the long journey home. From Nairobi to Istanbul, then back to Los Angeles, the reverse of a journey that began 15 days ago. Same group of people, same food, the same airline movies and even the same clothing. But we are different. We are changed. We just spent 2 weeks in Kenya working...

CCC Graduates 16 From Kiambu County
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CCC Graduates 16 From Kiambu County

Today marked the end of an incredibly successful 1-week program in Kiambu County. Five days of screening culminated in an inspirational graduation ceremony during which Kiambu County’s Head of Reproductive Health, Dr. Wanyee, made a surprise appearance. A well-respected woman with great influence, she expressed her gratitude towards the CureCervicalCancer Team for donating all the equipment necessary to sustain the six clinics in...

For the Noble Cause of Saving Women
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For the Noble Cause of Saving Women

Past the crowded round-a-bout just off the main road of Githurai Mwohoko, the team arrives at the blue painted gate of Lang’ata Githurai Health Center. For our last two days, we will be screening/treating women in and around this town. Despite the heavy rainfall last night that continued into the early morning hours, the CCC team...

The CCC Team Brings "See and Treat" to Kiambu County
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The CCC Team Brings "See and Treat" to Kiambu County

Last week the CCC team successfully trained and certified 20 skilled nurses un VIA and cryotherapy in Kisii county, a rural area in the western region of Kenya. Hundreds of women were screened each day and 8 new “See and Treat” centers were established in Ministry of Health facilities. After graduation on Friday, our team...

Langata Women’s Prison
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Langata Women’s Prison

En route through the perilous Nairobi traffic, we brace ourselves for what is to come. The Langata Women’s Prison is a maximum security facility on the edge of the notorious Kibera slum, visible from most vantage points in the area, with a reputation for trying living conditions and random, often brutal crime and mob punishment. What...