Category: Kenya

Our third day in Kenya: Muhuru and Isebania!
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Our third day in Kenya: Muhuru and Isebania!

Greetings friends and CCC supporters! Caitlin here! I just wanted to post a quick update about our third day here in Kenya. This morning we were up early and on the road to Muhuru. Upon our arrival to The Lustgarten Family Clinic, we were warmly greeted by our certified trainee Susan, and all of the...

Day 2 in Kenya
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Day 2 in Kenya

Hi everyone! Our second day in Kenya found us ready to go at sunrise. After a 2 hour van ride, we arrived at The Gill, John, Tom, and Joe Clinic, where we were happily greeted by our wonderful nurses, Ephel, Linda, and Linda! These women truly understand and support our mission through their hard work...

What can you do with an old rope and a broken chair??
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What can you do with an old rope and a broken chair??

Well, if you’re a school-aged child in Kenya, you can have a blast! Today, Dr. Gordon and I stumbled upon a recess with dozens of children and teenagers, all playing together, and clearly having a wonderful time! When they saw us, they all ran over to introduce themselves, and allowed us to watch them play....

A New Addition to CCC's Model Clinics
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A New Addition to CCC's Model Clinics

Hello Dear Friends and Supporters! As you may know, Dr. Gordon and I are in Kenya for the week, performing a whirlwind of visits to our amazing clinics here! After almost 30 hours of travel, we threw our luggage in the hotel room and got right to work! Our first day consisted of meeting with...

Volunteer Nurse Viewpoint by Elsa Miramontes RN
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Volunteer Nurse Viewpoint by Elsa Miramontes RN

I had the privilege of spending this entire week at Kisii Level 5 Hospital. We have been able to see a wide variety of age groups and have received a warm welcome every day at the clinic as well as on the road on our way here. We have been thanked by school children (see...

CureCervicalCancer Sets Up Permanent Clinic in Remote Kenyerere Region
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CureCervicalCancer Sets Up Permanent Clinic in Remote Kenyerere Region

In addition to the busy activities at Kisii Level 5 Hospital, a few members of the CCC team went to provide screening and treatment to the women of the Kenyerere region. These most grateful women now too have a permanent, sustainable “See and Treat” clinic. Two CCC trained cryotherapy nurses, who are members of the...

Western Kenya Clinic Dedications
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Western Kenya Clinic Dedications

THE ANGEL CLINIC Kisii, Western Kenya Pictured are the local women of Kisii and the two Kisii CCC certified cervical cancer screeners and cryotherapists, Edna Gakii NP and Violet Nasenya RN. Kisii is the largest city in Kisii County, which serves approximately 1.7 million people. This clinic has a 10% HIV positive rate. Edna and...

CCC's photojournalist, Robert Oppel interviews International Medical Corps. Clinical Coordinator, Edna Gakii RN
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CCC's photojournalist, Robert Oppel interviews International Medical Corps. Clinical Coordinator, Edna Gakii RN

I was honored to be asked to rejoin CureCervicalCancer on a return medical mission to Kenya. As I observed Edna Gakii, an International Medical Corps (IMC) healthcare professional that is currently being trained by CCC in the “See and Treat” procedure, I witnessed sincere compassion and dedication–traits that I value. Therefore, I sought to interview...

Welcome Trainees!  (Written by Minako Watabe MD UCLA Gyn)
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Welcome Trainees! (Written by Minako Watabe MD UCLA Gyn)

What a whirlwind of a day, Monday October 20, 2014. Today we started our first day of training with our enthusiastic partners at IMC. I’ve never met such a motivated group of healthcare workers who are dedicated to providing healthcare to women, especially those who are the most marginalized and underserved. Our didactic session started...