Grounds for Health cultivates partnerships with coffee-farming communities to address the unacceptably high rate of cervical cancer in low-resource settings. We focus on developing locally sustainable early detection and preventive treatment programs with the long-term goal of reducing unnecessary deaths from cervical cancer.
- Demonstrated feasibility of using GFH model in remote low-resource settings
- Recognized by Ministries of Health at all sites as a exemplary training organization
- During campaigns: 60% of women with a positive result treated using Single Visit Approach; 85% received appropriate follow-up care within one year
- Outside of campaigns throughout year: 51% of women with a positive result treated using screen-and-treat method (see page 3)
- 44 doctors and nurses trained and certified, creating the local potential to screen thousands more women
- 35 primary health centers now have trained clinicians who can screen using low-resource appropriate methods
- 11 health centers can provide immediate treatment
A PROVEN MODEL:
Grounds for Health
In low-resource areas worldwide, after a positive screening result, less than 25% of women ever receive appropriate follow-up treatment.1,2
With Grounds for Health, over 80% of women who had a positive result receive appropriate follow-up treatment.
2. Gage JC et al., Follow-up care of women with an abnormal cytology in a low-resource setting, Cancer Detection and Prevention, 2003, 27(6):466–471.