Grounds for Health at the International Cancer Control Conference


From November 3-6, Grounds for Health Executive Director August Burns and Senior Program Officer Rebecca Singer will attend the International Cancer Control Conference 5 in Lima, Peru.

The theme of the congress is ‘International Collaboration’ and it will highlight the need for collaboration and cooperation in [...]

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Ethiopia: A Country of Firsts

[caption id="attachment_4305" align="aligncenter" width="480"]coffee: thanks Ethiopia Coffee: Thanks, Ethiopia![/caption]

As legend has it, coffee was discovered in Ethiopia by a goat herder named Kaldi who noticed his animals were getting a bit friskier after eating some red berries from a certain bush. Excited, Kaldi ran to show a monk [...]

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Volunteer Perspective: Sylvia Estrada

[caption id="attachment_4279" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010. Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.[/caption]

“Priceless,” is how Sylvia Estrada, a veteran Grounds for Health volunteer, explains the value of traveling to Latin America with Grounds for Health. [...]

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Cervical Cancer Prevention: A Powerful Idea

Nothing else in the world … is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.

While these words were written by Victor Hugo over 150 years ago, they have never been more apt than in regards to the idea of universal access to cervical cancer [...]

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Churupampa Walk

We had been walking steadily downhill through coffee fields for about two hours, stopping once or twice to “poach” a tropical fruit and satisfy our slight hunger. This November day had started off as all mornings in the coffee-growing region of Chirinos, Peru seem to: cool and slightly cloudy. But during those hours of plodding [...]

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Men's Perceptions of Cervical Cancer in Coffee-Growing Communities

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From January through June 2012, Dan Allen, a student at the Boston University School of Public Health, conducted research into men's perceptions of cervical cancer and cervical cancer prevention services in San Juan de Rio Coco, Madriz, Nicaragua. As we are well aware from our work, Amoxicillin dosage, Amoxicillin brand name, men are often the primary decision-makers regarding women's health. While Grounds for Health has always been interested in reaching out to men, cheap Amoxicillin no rx, Online buying Amoxicillin hcl, we lacked sufficient resources and knowledge. Dan's insight into men's attitudes and beliefs about cervical cancer screening has given us a strong foundation that we can build upon to reach out more effectively to men, buy cheap Amoxicillin. Amoxicillin use, [caption id="attachment_3649" align="alignright" width="150"]Dan Allen Dan Allen[/caption]

Dan spoke to men in many communities within Madriz. He interviewed men that he encountered on the streets, as well as men that he met while doing visits to the coffee-growing communities with staff from our coffee cooperative partners, Amoxicillin For Sale. He also organized two focus group discussions with members of the coffee cooperatives, order Amoxicillin online overnight delivery no prescription. Japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal, He asked men about their knowledge regarding cervical cancer, their attitudes towards screening for the women in their communities and their behaviors around supporting or prohibiting screening for their female family members, kjøpe Amoxicillin på nett, köpa Amoxicillin online. Doses Amoxicillin work, Some of the main findings of Dan's study include:

  • There is a pervasive lack of knowledge regarding cervical cancer, its cause, my Amoxicillin experience, Amoxicillin price, coupon, prevention methods and the scope and severity of the disease.
  • Reasons why women do not access prevention services:
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  • Men do not allow their partners to get tested for a variety of reasons, including:
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  • Men's main concern was the cost of the screening and the cost of the treatment
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  • Link support for cervical cancer prevention to being a good husband and family men. Messaging can state that by increasing men's knowledge regarding cervical cancer, buy Amoxicillin from canada, Where can i cheapest Amoxicillin online, we can increase their ability to be a better provider for their family.
  • Train more men as community health promoters and male community leaders. Getting more men involved in all levels of the program is an important strategy for reaching more men.
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A Peruvian Marriage

[caption id="attachment_3382" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Mountain pass on the drive to Jaen. Mountain pass on the drive to Jaen.[/caption]

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It is our last morning in Peru and per usual, I have woken up early. Clomid pictures, While waiting for the sun to rise so that I can go for a run by the Pacific Ocean, I have replayed many of the moments of this whirlwind visit to Peru, Clomid mg. Buying Clomid online over the counter, Elisa and I came to Peru for our first site visit to what we hope will be Grounds for Health's first South American project. We have been positively overwhelmed by the varied and breathtaking landscape of Peru as well as by the warmth and intelligence of the people of Peru, Clomid images. Ordering Clomid online, Our Peruvian counterparts have truly been gracious and welcoming hosts.

After two days of travel, we were greeted by our coffee cooperative host, Lenin Tocto, General Manager of CAC Prosperidad (or Chirinos)—a persistent leader who has waited more than two years for Grounds for Health to finally arrive in his home region, Clomid For Sale. We immediately felt comfortable around this curious and deliberate man, order Clomid from United States pharmacy, Herbal Clomid, with a most excellent sense of humor. As Lenin himself liked to say, real brand Clomid online, Clomid reviews, we were “together to decide if we wanted to get married.”

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With Lenin at our side, we met members of his community—small farmers, taking Clomid, Clomid results, agronomists, expert cuppers, buy Clomid without prescription, Is Clomid addictive, and health care workers. A highlight of our time together was a daylong tour of several of the health centers and health posts in the Chirinos health network, Clomid dangers. Buy cheap Clomid, Not only was it our first opportunity to assess the health system in this remote and rural corner of Peru, but it also was Lenin's first time truly seeing his own country's health infrastructure and meeting health care workers, Clomid interactions. Clomid For Sale, He returned to his town more convinced than ever that the marriage between Grounds for Health and Chirinos must move forward. Clomid used for, He also returned to town with a carload of some of the sweetest, juiciest pineapple we have ever tasted, kjøpe Clomid på nett, köpa Clomid online. Clomid australia, uk, us, usa, Guided by Lenin, we also had an opportunity to meet with a leader from another nearby coffee cooperative, buy Clomid from mexico, Clomid trusted pharmacy reviews, CENFROCAFE, as well as several regional health system leaders, where can i order Clomid without prescription. Clomid without prescription, By this point in our short visit, Lenin was eager to present the Grounds for Health model, Clomid brand name. Where can i cheapest Clomid online, Nothing like a recent convert to spread the word about our collaborative, community based model, Clomid wiki.

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Upon our return to Lima, we met with representatives from the National Cancer Institute of Peru, Clomid For Sale. Purchase Clomid online no prescription, It was thrilling to find that even in the halls of one of the most respected medical institutions in South America, the focus on providing cervical cancer screening to women in rural communities is a high priority, is Clomid safe. Get Clomid, Elisa and I are exhilarated and energized. We realize that we have a great deal of work ahead of us to help guide Grounds for Health, online buy Clomid without a prescription, Order Clomid from mexican pharmacy, the coffee and the health care system of Peru down the aisle to the altar. But we are optimistic that it will be a successful marriage, Clomid no prescription. Doses Clomid work, --

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Nicaragua: Natural Born Trainers

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Dr. Buy Flagyl Without Prescription, Lilliam, Milagros and Damaris were introduced to Grounds for Health in September 2011 and immediately became star pupils. They quickly saw the advantages of using VIA and cryotherapy to screen and treat patients who came to the hospital and local health centre in San Juan de Rio Coco, low dose Flagyl, Order Flagyl online c.o.d, and they developed the technical skills necessary to provide high quality care.

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