Many barriers in Haiti prevent the CCC sites from sustaining a successful “See & Treat” program including lack of supplies, lack of funds to obtain carbon dioxide gas, lack of trained staff, and lack of women who seek the service. Most women are completely unaware of the necessity of cervical cancer screening.
Last week, Program Director, Rebecca, traveled to Haiti to introduce CureCervicalCancer’s new nurse, Julienne, to our clinic sites. Nurse Julienne will be a key player in addressing the many challenges described above. She will manage the “See & Treat” programs at all CCC sites. She will ensure that each site always has sufficient supplies and carbon dioxide gas, she will train new staff members in “See & Treat”, and she will lead educational outreach to the women in the community.