Grounds for Health at the International Cancer Control Conference

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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

coffee: thanks Ethiopia

Coffee: Thanks, Ethiopia!

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 [...]

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Volunteer Perspective: Sylvia Estrada

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

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

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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

Knowing men's perceptions will help us improve our programs

Knowing men’s perceptions will help us improve our programs

From January through June 2012, Dan Allen, a student at the Boston University School of Public Health, conducted research into men’s [...]

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A Peruvian Marriage

Mountain pass on the drive to Jaen.

Mountain pass on the drive to Jaen.

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 [...]

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Nicaragua: Natural Born Trainers

The waiting room at the clinic

The waiting room at the clinic

It was the last day of our training and campaign in San Juan de Rio Coco. Women were still waiting to be screened and a few women were waiting for [...]

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