Category: Kenya

CCC Meets with Cervical Cancer Stakeholders, trains community health workers, and healthcare providers
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CCC Meets with Cervical Cancer Stakeholders, trains community health workers, and healthcare providers

Last week, CureCervicalCancer attended the first ever cervical cancer stakeholders’ forum in Kisumu County, Kenya. This event drew attendees from the public and private sectors including international and locally based nonprofits, officials from the public health system, and expert clinicians from the field. We discussed many challenges including the patient referral cascade, opportunities to optimize...

Site Visits in Kisumu, Kenya
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Site Visits in Kisumu, Kenya

On Tuesday, we continued our site visits and met with our trainees at our clinics: Kodiaga Women’s Prison, The MacNaughton Clinic at Masaba Hospital, and The Jill Rotman Clinic at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH).            On Wednesday, we conducted an in-reach at Ahero Medical Center with two...

CureCervicalCancer Team Returns to Kisumu, Kenya
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CureCervicalCancer Team Returns to Kisumu, Kenya

This week, we will be revisiting our seven clinics in Kisumu, Kenya. Monday began with a meeting with the KMET Team, Kisumu County Officials, and our Champion Facilitators (who served as facilitators during our training in May 2018) to discuss our progress for the first quarter and set new goals for the upcoming quarter.  Afterwards,...

Training at Bahati Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya Concludes With Nearly 900 Women Screened
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Training at Bahati Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya Concludes With Nearly 900 Women Screened

On Friday, our last day of our training, we continued screening women from the community. Over the week, we screened 855 women, treating 29 women with precancerous lesions with cryotherapy.  With special guests, we celebrated our trainees with a graduation ceremony. During our ceremony, CCC donated cryotherapy devices to LVCT Health and Beth Mugo Foundation...

Day One at the LVCT Health Office a Huge Success
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Day One at the LVCT Health Office a Huge Success

On the first day of our week-long training, we welcomed 24 Global Trainees and 5 Facilitators at the LVCT Health Office. Our Global Trainees were recruited from Nairobi County facilities, Beth Mugo Mobile Clinic, and LVCT Health.  While our ground partners Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation and LVCT Health target different populations, they are both heavily...

Training Community Health Volunteers in Nairobi, Kenya
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Training Community Health Volunteers in Nairobi, Kenya

The CureCervicalCancer team has arrived in Nairobi, Kenya! On Friday, we trained 25 community health volunteers in cervical cancer prevention information and equipped them with educational materials. The community heath volunteers are non-medical professionals who are linked to specific communities and health facilities and work closely with the government and NGOs. They are essential in...

Program Coordinator Lauren Reflects on Her First CCC Training Program
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Program Coordinator Lauren Reflects on Her First CCC Training Program

Hello! I’m Lauren, the new Program Coordinator for CCC. It’s only been a few short months since I’ve started but I’ve learned so much. Within two months of my start at CCC, we were off in Kisumu County, Kenya at my first training program to set up four new cervical cancer clinics with the CCC...