As you know, we typically travel to our international clinic sites where we train local healthcare professionals and establish permanent and sustainable “See and Treat” clinics. However, this is not always possible due to safety issues. In this case, a time of political instability prevented us from going on our planned mission to Nigeria. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way! Thus, for the first time, CCC had the healthcare professionals come to us! This week we welcomed Dr. Abiola Kila and Toyin Akinfenwa of Ibadan, Nigeria to our Beverly Hills office for complete training in the “See and Treat” procedure.
Dr. Kila and Toyin have a great deal of experience in women’s health and have been dedicated advocates for the prevention of cervical cancer. At their clinic in Oyo State, Nigeria, they have screened over 1,200 women using high risk HPV testing, finding 200 positive. However, without available cryotherapy, these women were left without effective treatment. With the training received and equipment donated from CCC, Dr. Kila and Toyin will be able to return to Nigeria and establish TWO new, fully reporting “See and Treat” clinics! The first, The Ace Clinic, was made possible by our very generous donors, Jack and Michelle Giarraputo. The second, The Sheila, Nico, and Sophia Clinic, was made possible by CCC’s Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Lang, and her husband Peter Micelli. These clinics will provide women in need with the opportunity not only to be screened for pre-cancerous cervical cells, but also to receive immediate treatment.
Dr. Kila is excited to go back to Nigeria and help the women in need. She says, “This visit has been so exciting and educational. Thank you CCC for the work you are doing to help save the lives of women around the world!”
Toyin comments, “This is a dream come true for us! This training has empowered us, and now we can go back to Nigeria and empower other healthcare workers. We are happy to have this new relationship with CureCervicalCancer!”Donate Now