By

Rebecca Singer

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 implementing cancer and non-communicable disease control strategies worldwide. Grounds...
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Ethiopia: A Country of Firsts

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 in a nearby monastery, but the monk disapproved of these berries and threw them into...
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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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A Peruvian Marriage

Editor’s Note: This piece was written on June 15, when Senior Program Officer Rebecca Singer and Senior Clinical Officer Elisa Vandervort were in Peru, investigating Grounds for Health expansion. It is our last morning in Peru and per usual, I have woken up early. While waiting for the sun to rise so that I can...
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