Category: Tanzania

Highlights from Kenya
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Highlights from Kenya

It’s Friday and after a long week full of fruitful meetings with ground partners and clinic site visits, Program Director Rebecca wanted to share a few photo highlights of her busy week in Kenya with you. Looking over the records from the “See & Treat” clinic at JOOTRH Hospital. CureCervicalCancer continues to monitors and evaluates...

July 14, 2017July 17, 2017by
“Train the Trainer”
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“Train the Trainer”

If you have followed the field notes of CureCervicalCancer, you know that we strive to achieve long term impact in the communities which our clinic sites serve. The goal of our high-intensity, high-volume “See & Treat” trainings is not solely to train those select healthcare professionals who are in attendance, but rather to “Train the...

July 9, 2017July 12, 2017by
A Momentous Day in Ukerewe
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A Momentous Day in Ukerewe

After four short days, our screening program on Ukerewe Island has drawn to a close. To celebrate the occasion, as well as the day’s highest patient volume of the week, we conducted a ceremonial graduation and a clinic dedication to the CureCervicalCancer Board of Directors. Having made a special announcement of CCC’s free screening services...

The Women of Ukerewe
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The Women of Ukerewe

After three days of reading about the “See and Treat” training program in Ukerewe, I’m sure you’re curious about the women here on the island in gorgeous Lake Victoria. Why is the positivity rate for precancerous lesions much higher in this particular region, compared to those in other areas of the world? Who are these...

Lights Out Ukerewe
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Lights Out Ukerewe

Our second day of training on Ukerewe began with what seemed like an insurmountable challenge: a torrential Tanzanian rainstorm coupled with an island-wide blackout. With no idea of how these events would affect patient or trainee turnout, we nevertheless arrived at Nansio District Hospital at 8:30a.m. to prepare our clinics. Contrary to our expectations, we...

Training Commences on the Island of Ukerewe
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Training Commences on the Island of Ukerewe

This is the beginning of a very successful trip! It’s only the first day, yet we’ve already made a significant impact in the lives of many women here in Ukerewe. Wasting no time, we began the day by meeting our nine new Global Trainees.  We learned that all but one trainee are native to Ukerewe....

July 3, 2017July 17, 2017by
Day 1: Welcome to Mwanza!
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Day 1: Welcome to Mwanza!

The CCC team, comprised of Program Director Rebecca and Program Coordinators Phorum and Alex, has arrived safely to Mwanza, Tanzania after nearly 35 hours of travel! It’s been one year since CureCervicalCancer was last here, when we held a week-long “See & Treat” training and launched two new Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs. We’ve returned to...

Two New Clinics and Ten New “See and Treat” Providers in Tanzania!
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Two New Clinics and Ten New “See and Treat” Providers in Tanzania!

On Friday June 10th, CCC graduated 10 new “See and Treat” healthcare providers from surrounding hopsitals in Mwanza and Dr. Mbise of Arusha. The day started like any other day, with patients arriving and waiting as early as the crack of dawn. The women quickly formed a line to begin the registration process. Mothers waited...

June 13, 2016June 12, 2017by
More and More on Day 4
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More and More on Day 4

It was a stellar fourth day of “See and Treat” at the Buzuruga Medical Center in Mwanza! When we arrived, the clinic hall was filled with hundreds of women ready to be screened by our team and trainees. We summed up the day with 20 VIA-positive patients who received cryotherapy, and 5 women who were...

June 10, 2016June 12, 2017by
Start of a Long and Beautiful Partnership
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Start of a Long and Beautiful Partnership

Our second full day of screening at Buzuruga was a smashing success. Word of mouth travels fast here, and today three times as many women as yesterday showed up for screening. To see over a hundred women, plus dozens of babies and children, fill the waiting room was a beautiful sight. Their traditional, rainbow-colored dresses...

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