Category: Kenya

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,...

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...