It was a historic day for Cure Cervical Cancer. For the last three days we have trained numerous nurses, residents, and medical students in See and Treat for detection and treatment of pre-invasive cervical lesions. We are happy to report that Word-of-mouth has helped with the recruitment of women seeking our services. Each day the numbers grow exponentially.
In the photo above you’ll see Sara and Tsehay, two of the hospital’s wonderful and devoted nurses who showed special interest in the project. It is these two highly competent professionals who will carry the program forward in the form of bi-weekly See and Treat clinics which will be attended by the residents and medical students for the purpose of serving the women of the Tigray region. Ayder Hospital has provided a dedicated room for this effort, now designated as the Cure Cervical Cancer See and Treat room. This is a very proud moment for CCC. This will be the first sustainable facility of its kind in all of northern Ethiopia. All equipment necessary to sustain this program was donated by Cure Cervical Cancer.
We were also able to attract national media attention, as this is the first project of its kind in this region of 9 million people. We anticipate that this attention will help sustain the program as the clinic begins to independently evaluate patients as early as next Monday.