Ellen Starr

$200K Challenge Grant: Crunch Time

Happy holidays! We hope you’re getting geared up for a wonderful time with friends and family. Since the year is almost up, it’s crunch time for our $200,000 Challenge Grant. As we mentioned last month, a generous donor has offered to match every donation up to $200K by January 2018. THANK YOU to all the...
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Exciting Advances: Mobile Technology to Save Lives

Grounds for Health has become a respected and trusted member of the global health community driven by a common vision of a world where no woman dies from cervical cancer. Nearly 10 years ago we were among the first organizations to embrace the Single Visit Approach—same-day visual inspection with acetic acid (vinegar) screening and treatment...
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Returned from Kiribati

Late last month, Clinical Director Ellen Starr, Clinical Consultant Susan Hollinger and volunteer Tatum FitzGerald traveled to the island nation of Kiribati, where they were tasked by Pacific Island Medical Aid (PIMA) to help get a fledgling cervical cancer prevention program off the ground. Two days of classroom learning would prepare the local team with...
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Field Testing: Community Health Promoter Curriculum

We recently finished the first round of formal field-testing of our Community Health Promoter Curriculum in Nicaragua. After months of editing, re-editing, seeking feedback and preliminary testing, we are finally close to a great finished product. In the works: another field test in Peru in November and in Tanzania in February. An important part of...
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Summer 2011 Update: Tanzania

An important value of Grounds for Health is that we never make ourselves indispensable. We actually work towards ending our involvement from the very first day we begin. That means lots of work in making sure that providers are well trained and that there is strong community support in place to ensure the continuation of...
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