CCC Visits Tanzania

CCC Visits Tanzania

Recently, CCC Program Director, Rebecca, visited Tanzania to perform site visits and plan for an upcoming “See & Treat” training.
With support from the regional government in Kilimanjaro, we visited 5 health centers in Kilimanjaro region, meeting with local government officials, hospital administration, and healthcare providers. We plan to establish “See & Treat” clinics in these 5 sites later this year, and healthcare professionals from each of these sites will be our new Global Trainees.
Program Director, Rebecca Lepsik standing with Kilimanjaro Regional Nursing Officer, Hai District Reproductive Health Coordinator, and healthcare professionals outside of Nkwansira Health Center. These providers will be new Global Trainees and their health center will be established as a “See & Treat” Clinic this year.
We were proud to visit Karume Health Center, which was launched as a CCC “See & Treat” Clinic in October 2017. The Global Trainees, Adelina and Verynice, have consistently offered cervical cancer screening twice a week and have especially targeted women who come for the HIV services to be screened. Backed by their hospital director, Dr. Mmanga, they have collaborated with community leaders to increase awareness about cervical cancer within the community and drive women to the health center.
Global Trainees, Adelina & Verynice, along with Hospital Director, Dr. Mmanga, and community leaders and discussed practical ideas for increasing awareness and access of cervical cancer prevention.
Gonja Hospital, also launched as a CCC “See & Treat” Clinic in October 2017, and the Global Trainees have been steadily increasing their patient volume and reaching more and more women every month.
CCC looks forward to continuing to support sustainable cervical cancer prevention clinics in Kilimanjaro region. We look forward to bringing updates soon of our plans to establish new “See & Treat” clinic sites in this region!
Program Director, Rebecca Lepsik standing outside of Tarakea Health Center with a team of healthcare professionals, Regional Nursing Officer, and District Reproductive Health Coordinator. All are excited to bring “See & Treat” services into their health center this year.

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