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... Read More
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.... Read More
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.
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... Read More
Late last month, Ground for Health staff, including Executive Director August Burns and Program Manager Kayla Moore, traveled to Chiapas, Mexico with the primary goals of developing a six-month work plan to transition full ownership of the cervical cancer prevention program to co-op partners and secondly, to evaluate the success of the project. Since beginning... Read More
August Burns (Executive Director) and Elisa Vandervort (Senior Clinical Officer) are in the midsts of planning Grounds for Health’s first-ever trip to Peru at the end of February. The purpose of this trip is to explore a potential Grounds for Health expansion to Peru. Similar to many other coffee producing countries, cervical cancer is the... Read More
From June 17 through July 5, 2010, we conducted a two-week training and cervical cancer screening campaign in Kigoma, Tanzania. This trip marked our fourth visit to Kigoma and third training and screening campaign at this site. As in our other sites, we continue to focus on the implementation of the Single Visit Approach for... Read More