Cervical cancer is one of the deadliest cancers afflicting women worldwide.
Every day over 1,450 women are diagnosed with this preventable disease;
more than half will not survive. Preventing Cervical Cancer is fighting to change this. We train medical personnel and create sustainable programs by donating needed equipment; educate and empower the community with our Community Outreach and Education program; and ensure the work will expand with our Train the Trainers program. Unfortunately, on every trip there are women who are too late for preventative care, and are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Our goal is to be sure every woman has screening and treatment available.
A View of Kenya Through a Volunteer’s Eye
More than anything, what I will miss most about Kenya is the fellowship. It is nice to feel welcomed as part of a community, even if we are only temporary guests. As a team, our PINCC group has been a warm and supportive place to debrief after a challenging case or difficult diagnosis, brainstorm ideas for the days ahead, or ponder Carol’s “question of the day.” I admire the talents and expertise of this hardworking team. This trip has been a special place to share the skills of our trade of caring for women, and it is a blessing to be able to nurture our passion for medicine with so many others devoted to this cause.
—Kimberlee Honda, Family Nurse Practitioner,
reflecting on her first PINCC trip