The CCC Team Returns to Arusha, Tanzania and Conducts a Community Health Worker Training

The CCC Team Returns to Arusha, Tanzania and Conducts a Community Health Worker Training

The CCC Team Returns to Arusha, Tanzania and Conducts a Community Health Worker Training
The CureCervicalCancer team landed a few days ago in Arusha, Tanzania, and we have hit the ground running! Last week, we met with our ground partners from Selian Lutheran Hospital and Maternity Africa Kivulini Hospital. We will be training healthcare professionals from both hospitals and donating thermal ablation treatment devices to each site. After the training, we will continue to support our ground partners in conducting mobile “See & Treat” clinics to reach women in Arusha region who have never been screened and who are unlikely to ever access facility-based screening services. 
CureCervicalCancer launched a partnership with Selian Lutheran Hospital in 2016. We support their team of doctors and nurses (pictured here) to conduct monthly mobile clinics reaching Maasai women in the Arusha region.
 
CureCervicalCancer launched a new partnership this year with Maternity Africa, an NGO located in Arusha, Tanzania, to continue to bring access to cervical cancer screening and treatment to the women who need it most.
 We kicked off our program with a one-day training for 16 Community Health Workers (CHW’s). Community Health Workers hold an essential role as they are responsible for educating men and women about the importance of cervical cancer prevention and mobilizing the women in their communities to attend “See and Treat” clinics. Their passion for reaching women was evident, and we were inspired by their dedication to making a difference in their communities. 
The 16 newly trained Community Health Workers celebrating graduation with their certificates at Kivulini Maternity Center.
Dr. Fredrick Mbise, a previous CureCervicalCancer global trainee, served as CCC’s first ever locally-based Clinical Advisor and facilitated the CHW training.
 We are looking forward to getting started with our training for healthcare professionals this Monday (tomorrow!) and begin providing life-saving cervical cancer screening and treatment to the women who need it most.  

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