Category: Kenya

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...

Ubuntu
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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a word in Swahili that can be taken to mean: “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. On no other day is that sentiment more essential for us to contemplate than today. I awoke this morning to the horrendous news of the Paris attacks and my heart is...

A Friendly Journey
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A Friendly Journey

There is a saying that a journey is not measured by the number of miles travelled but instead by the number of friends made. Stepping off the plane after 29 hours of travel and onto Kenyan soil for the third time, I took a deep breath and drew in the familiar scent of diesel exhaust. I quickly navigated my way...

A Mother's Love
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A Mother's Love

In the hectic scene of down pouring rain clattering on the tin rooftop and women huddling body-to-body underneath the passageway to abstain from becoming drenched, this woman calmly rocked her baby and in her arms she laid, peacefully asleep until she handed her over to me so she could be screened. The baby’s eyes slowly...

A Humbling Day in Western Kenya
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A Humbling Day in Western Kenya

The second day of training at Kisii Level 6 Hospital was as emotional as it was successful. We were glad to see the gradual improvement in the level of confidence and proficiency in the technique of our trainees. Thanks to the hard work of our partners in the Kisii Ministry of Health and International Medical...

The CureCervicalCancer Team Returns to Western Kenya
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The CureCervicalCancer Team Returns to Western Kenya

Dear CureCervicalCancer Friends and Supporters, This week, the CCC team is happy to be back in Kisii, Western Kenya, to establish 8 new “See and Treat” clinics with our vital partner International Medical Corps (IMC). CCC has already set up 15 clinics in Kenya during 3 previous programs and we are thrilled that we will...

CCC in Migori and the Transmara
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CCC in Migori and the Transmara

Hello CCC friends and supporters! Caitlin here, and I apologize for the delay in posting. Now that I once again have internet access, I would like to update you on our day spent with our friends in Migori and the Transmara, Kenya! Our day began with a productive team meeting with the Honorable Elijah Odhiambo,...