Category: Kenya

Day 2: Theory into Practice
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Day 2: Theory into Practice

Today was the CCC Team’s first day of training the local healthcare professionals (over 35 people in attendance)in the “See and Treat” procedure at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in Kisumu, Kenya. The day began with an informational presentation on the theoretical aspects of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) and cryotherapy...

CCC Team Safely Arrives in Kenya
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CCC Team Safely Arrives in Kenya

After nearly one year of preparations, the day finally arrived on April 20th, 2014. In Nairobi, Kenya, CureCervicalCancer’s team members from around the United States joined to help stop the epidemic of cervical cancer in developing countries. Our mission is a big one! On this two-week journey, we intend to establish five sustainable CureCervicalCancer clinics...

CCC Board Member Dr. Caroline Nitschmann’s Point of View: The Mela Kent Clinic Revisited
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CCC Board Member Dr. Caroline Nitschmann’s Point of View: The Mela Kent Clinic Revisited

The Kisumu Project is one that has taken extraordinary planning. CureCervicalCancer has worked very hard over many months to make sure that no detail was overlooked in preparation for four fully-functioning and sustainable cervical cancer screening and treatment clinics. As the only gynecologist on this trip, I anticipated focusing on the teaching aspect of screening...

Adding the Finishing Touches to CCC's Kenya Mission
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Adding the Finishing Touches to CCC's Kenya Mission

With less than four weeks until our extensive Kenya project during which CCC will establish 5 more permanent, sustainable cervical cancer “See and Treat” clinics, the CCC Team is extremely busy packing up all the equipment needed for these clinics. An assembly line of suitcases, boxes, and supplies takes up the entire garage of Dr....

Dedication Of The Mela Kent Clinic: Kenya
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Dedication Of The Mela Kent Clinic: Kenya

Today was the official dedication of the Cure Cervical Cancer: Mela Kent Clinic within the AMS Engos Clinic, donated by her grandsons. It was a wonderful occasion where many grateful Maasai women were screened and treated for precancerous cervical lesions. With full confidence that Dr. Mike and nurses Francis and Beryl were fully trained in...

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...