Author: The CCC Team

Busy day at Ayder Hospital (Ethiopia Update 5)
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Busy day at Ayder Hospital (Ethiopia Update 5)

Our second day at Ayder Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia was filled with activity. A second group of residents, medical students and a new team of attending GYN doctors from the hospital joined us to learn VIA and See and Treat. The nurses and midwives continued to be essential members of the team and were performing...

Collecting data in the field (Ethiopia Update 4)
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Collecting data in the field (Ethiopia Update 4)

Judy Laner (volunteer) with one of CCC’s cryotherapy nurses Tsehay, collecting patient identification such as name, phone contact, VIA status, and whether or not the patient received cryotherapy and if there were any complications. The purpose of this data collection is multi-fold, giving us the opportunity to analyze the percentage of patients who were positive...

Check out our new t-shirts!
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Check out our new t-shirts!

A few of our team members in Ethiopia model the new t-shirt design. From left to right: Judy Laner (our ace data collector), Jennifer Lang, Patricia Gordon, and Jade Singer. Special thanks to Lindsey Gordon for the awesome design. We hope to offer these shirts to donors soon!

Monday at Mekelle Hospital (Ethiopia Update 3)
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Monday at Mekelle Hospital (Ethiopia Update 3)

Drs. Jennifer Lang, Jade Singer, and I started the day lecturing to 30 medical students and OB residents. They followed us to the See and Treat room to learn the procedure with vinegar and cryotherapy. Within the first 2 hours we found 8 precancerous cervical lesions and the women were treated immediately. Off to a...

Arrival in Mekelle (Ethiopia Update 2)
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Arrival in Mekelle (Ethiopia Update 2)

On Sunday morning we were met at the Airport by a representative from the Columbia Millennium’s Initiative, Ms. Aberash Aberay, and the Chair of the Department of OB/Gyn , Dr Samson. It was a very warm welcome, and extensive plans had been made for our See and Treat program including media and print announcements. We...

Help us spread the word on Facebook
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Help us spread the word on Facebook

Our Ethiopia trip has just begun and we thought it was a great time to launch a new website and Facebook page. We’ll be posting updates from Africa from Dr. Patricia Gordon in the field. We’d love for you to “like” our Facebook page and stay in touch with us on social media. If you...