On Sunday, February 16th, CureCervicalCancer started its first day of its 6 day program with SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society). On our first day, we were based at the Islami Hospital in Tripoli where we screened Syrian refugees and underserved local Lebanese women with “See & Treat” cervical cancer screening.
On the second day, the CureCervicalCancer team packed up our clinic in a suitcase and headed to three informal Syrian refugee settlements in Tripoli. At these sites, our dedicated translators, advocates, and volunteers worked to mobilize women and teach them about cervical cancer screening. After learning about our work, these women came to our ad-hoc clinic to be screened. In the past two days, we have screened just under 100 women and treated 8 women for precancerous cervical lesions.
Above, the CureCervicalCancer team sets up our temporary clinic in the tent of a Syrian refugee.