Today, CureCervicalCancer began its weeklong training program in Hue, Vietnam, marking the establishment of a new partnership between CCC and the Vietnamese Association of Midwives (VAM). The President of VAM, Phanh Thi Hanh, welcomed trainees and facilitators as well as distinguished guests from the Ministry of Health to the VAM Clinic, where the weeklong training will take place.
In the morning, Dr. Sharon Blosk gave a detailed lecture on cervical cancer pathophysiology as well as secondary prevention.
In the afternoon, trainees practiced see and treat skills in five mock stations covering topics such as using a thermal ablation device, disinfection, provider hygiene, patient counseling, and data collection.
Four facilitators who were previous trainees from training programs in northern Vietnam traveled to Hue to help teach and supervise during the weeklong program. Typically, CCC facilitators are trainees from previous programs, ultimately fostering a “train the trainer” model. The assistance and guidance from Dr. Hue, Dr. Ha, Dr. To, and Dr. Dung was tremendously helpful for the trainees who benefited from learning from their expertise.