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Challenge for Ethiopia Announced

IMMEDIATE RELEASE COFFEE COMPANIES CHALLENGED TO RAISE $200,000 FOR ETHIOPIA Public-private initiative to match all funds, potentially raising $400,000 for cervical cancer prevention in Ethiopia USA Coffee Companies: You have a unique opportunity to directly give back to the birthplace of coffee. When you donate to Grounds for Health’s cervical cancer prevention programs in Ethiopia,...
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Nicaragua: Multiplying Impact

In late April, new Program Manager Ariel Irene Delaney traveled to Nicaragua to meet the local team and become acquainted with our current, longest-standing Grounds for Health program. Upon arriving, she was immediately whisked into a meeting with Prodecoop, one of our cooperative partners. Talk about hitting the ground running! Soon after Ariel’s arrival, Grounds...
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Excitement over New Executive Director, Celebration for Retiring Leader

IMMEDIATE RELEASE GROUNDS FOR HEALTH APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CELEBRATES RETIRING LEADER Guy Stallworthy from Gates Foundation Replaces Retiring Executive Director August Burns Waterbury, VT (Marketwired) / The Board of Directors of Grounds for Health, an NGO dedicated to creating sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in coffee-growing communities, announced today that...
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WHO Comes to Vermont

Last month a team from the World Health Organization met with writers and editors in Waterbury to finalize the document Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice. This valuable guide on cervical cancer prevention—known around the world as the “Pink Book”—sets global practice standards for the prevention and management of cervical cancer, still...
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Grounds for Health at International Cancer Conference

Late last month, Senior Program Officer Rebecca Singer and Executive Director August Burns attended the UICC World Cancer Congress in Montreal, Canada. The theme of the conference was “Connecting for Global Impact,” and it provided an excellent opportunity for us to connect with others committed to global cancer control in order to increase our impact....
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Grounds for Health Tapped for World Health Organization Advisory Panel

Waterbury, VT – The executive director of the Waterbury-based international non-profit Grounds for Health has been asked to join a Technical Advisory Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO). The invitation is to participate in updating “The Pink Book” which outlines international guidelines for cervical cancer prevention. August Burns, MPH, CM, PA was invited by the WHO to join a panel of world experts based on Grounds for Health’s 16 years of experience creating cervical cancer prevention, screening and training programs in coffee-growing communities.

Grounds for Health at WHO

While most of the team was celebrating at SCAA in Portland, Grounds for Health Executive Director August Burns traveled to Geneva to take a seat at the table as a technical adviser to the World Health Organization. We were singled out to participate in updating the global recommendations on cervical cancer control because of our...
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