Cervical Cancer Awareness

Returned from Kiribati

[caption id="attachment_5362" align="aligncenter" width="480"]In Kiribati Ellen Starr and Susan Hollinger showing off their parting gifts from their training participants.[/caption]

Late last month, Clinical Director Ellen Starr, Clinical Consultant Susan Hollinger and volunteer Tatum FitzGerald traveled to the island nation of Kiribati, where they were tasked by Pacific [...]

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Farewell Note from Executive Director August Burns

As I sit at my desk on my final day at the helm of Grounds for Health, I will indulge in a few thoughts about what I have learned on this incredible journey. Perhaps first and foremost is the power of community to make lasting change. It is part of the human condition to strive for a [...]

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Celebrating Cervical Cancer Prevention in Peru: A Drop in the Ocean for Women’s Rights

Working in the field of cervical cancer prevention in coffee growing communities since 1996, Grounds for Health has been privileged to work with a tremendous number of extraordinary women—as staff, collaborators, donors, students and recipients of care. Ana Aguilera, Boston University Master of Public Health candidate, is currently interning with our program in Peru. She [...]

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Celebrando la Prevención del Cáncer del Cuello-Uterino en Perú: Una Gota en el Mar

Trabajando en el enfoque de la prevención del cáncer cérvico-uterino en comunidades cafetaleras desde 1996, Cultivando la Salud ha tenido el privilegio de trabajar con un gran número de mujeres extraordinarias—como personal, colaboradores, donantes, estudiantes y de receptores de atención médica.

Una candidata de maestría en la salud pública, Ana Aguilera, de la Universidad de [...]

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World Cancer Day: Dispelling Myths

World Cancer Day (February 4) gives a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. Building upon the success of last year, World Cancer Day 2014 focuses on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer, under the [...]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

[caption id="attachment_4578" align="aligncenter" width="480"]January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month[/caption]

Cervical cancer is a major killer of women worldwide and yet it is highly preventable. Cervical cancer kills almost 700 women per day in developing countries – that’s one every two minutes. Most of these [...]

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Grounds for Health #GivingTuesday


We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you ever heard of #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a unique nationwide effort on December 3rd, where charities, families, businesses and individuals come together to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving [...]

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International Day for Rural Women: The Coffee Connection

[caption id="attachment_4321" align="aligncenter" width="480"]The health of rural coffee workers has an impact on us all The health of rural coffee workers has an impact on us all[/caption]

October 15 commemorates the International Day for Rural Women to [...]

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Call for Universal Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention

[caption id="attachment_3993" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Partners from the Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention unveiled the Universal Call to Action Partners from the Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention unveiled the Universal Call to Action (Grounds for Health Executive Director August Burns: bottom row, third from left; Senior Program [...]

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Happy International Women's Day?

[caption id="attachment_3883" align="aligncenter" width="480"]March 8 is International Women's Day March 8 is International Women’s Day[/caption]

What do you really say on International Women’s Day? Happy International Women’s Day? Congratulations, women, on another successful year?

Is it really worth celebrating? Why, in the [...]

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