Category: Kenya

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....

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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...