Grounds for Health Ethiopia Launches

Sidama, Ethiopia

Sidama, Ethiopia

After many months of planning, Grounds for Health’s Ethiopia program kicks off this month with the first set of community and clinical trainings on cervical cancer prevention.

If successful, these activities will make Wonsho the first rural district in all of Ethiopia to offer ongoing [...]

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VIA Army: Winning Battles in Nicaragua

VIA Army

Dr. Barinia Osejo (center, looking down) and just a few of the VIA Army

Friday, September 27th

Dr. Barinia Osejo smiles from ear to ear as she addresses the foot soldiers of what she calls the “VIA Army” – a group of local doctors, nurses, medical directors, and [...]

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Mexico: Continued Sustainability

Women waiting to be screened in rural Mexico

Women waiting to be screened in rural Mexico

In Chiapas, Mexico, over nine months have passed since Grounds for Health transferred ownership of the cervical cancer prevention program to local coffee co-operative partners and municipal health authorities. After over six [...]

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International Women’s Day: A Day Early

Screen and Treat campaign to celebrate International Women's Day

Screen and Treat campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day

To recognize International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), our partners in Nicaragua are holding a a screen-and-treat campaign in Matagalpa today.

The campaign will take place at the Lacayo Farfan hospital [...]

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Taking to the Airwaves in Mexico

Mexico intern Emma Goodstein

Mexico intern Emma Goodstein

Since Grounds for Health’s first campaign in Mexico, one of our key goals has been to educate communities about cervical cancer prevention. Unlike Tanzania, both Nicaragua and Mexico have had cytology-based screening programs in [...]

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Trip Report: Nicaragua - September 2011

Amanda, Kayla, and August with San Juan de Rio Coco coop collaborators

Amanda, Kayla, and August with San Juan de Rio Coco coop collaborators

From Sep 21- Sep 30, 2011, Grounds for Health trained a new [...]

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Off to San Juan del Rio Coco, Nicaragua

 

Next stop: Nicaragua

Next stop: Nicaragua

This past week has been a flurry of activity at the Waterbury office as Elisa helped me and August pack-up an absurdly large amount of supplies and training material into five enormous black suitcases destined for the northern highlands of [...]

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