Category: Kenya

Grace Kipas: A Maasai Patient's Personal Story
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Grace Kipas: A Maasai Patient's Personal Story

The names and other identifying information about these patients have been altered to protect their privacy. Grace Kipas is a clerical staff member at the African Mission Services clinic in the area of Transmara. CCC was proud to have Grace as our first patient, to examine her, and to treat her with cryotherapy to prevent...

The Mela Kent Clinic, Maasai Mara
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The Mela Kent Clinic, Maasai Mara

CCC’s first day in the Maasai Mara brought the excitement of establishing the Mela Kent Cure Cervical Cancer Clinic donated by her grandsons. The CCC’s clinic is part of a larger clinic built by African Mission Services. In the morning we took on the huge task of unpacking all the equipment we brought with us....

VIA Positive Women With No Cryotherapy at Langata Clinic
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VIA Positive Women With No Cryotherapy at Langata Clinic

CCC was astounded to find that we had an exhilarating first day in Nairobi visiting the Langata Women’s Clinic located within the prison.  We learned that many of the 600 to 700 women were either waiting trial or had committed minor crimes but had no other choice but to serve their sentences at Langata. We...

Maasai Women Learn About Free Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment
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Maasai Women Learn About Free Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

It must be a curious sight for the Maasai women to see this sign (see the accompanying photo) about CCC cervical examinations amidst the rural backdrop of the Mara landscape.  Thanks to the devoted work of Francis Aho of Africa Mission Services (AMS), Maasai women living in Mara settlements are being notified about CCC’s free...

CCC Learns About Our Future Patients: The Maasai Women
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CCC Learns About Our Future Patients: The Maasai Women

When CCC takes on a project in a remote area like Engos, Kenya, we need to learn about the indigenous people who will constitute our patient population.  The roughly 900,000 Maasai (who speak Maa as well as some Swahili and English) are pastoralists whose livelihood depends primarily on owning and herding cattle. History The Maasai...

Africa Missions are Swiftly Approaching!
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Africa Missions are Swiftly Approaching!

The CCC team will depart on October 28 to Africa to establish two new sustainable, ongoing “See and Treat” clinics.  This will be our busiest and most varied experience to date.  We will be journeying between Kenya and Ethiopia — from urban commercial sectors to rural regional clinics — and simultaneously setting up new clinics...