Cervical Cancer Awareness

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Why is Cervical Cancer Month so important? Cervical cancer is a major killer of women worldwide and yet it is highly preventable. Next year, nearly 300,000 women are expected to die from cervical cancer, mainly due to lack of access to basic screening services. Approximately 90% of them will be in low and middle-income. The...
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Grounds for Health Helps Launch Global Initiative to Protect All Women from Cervical Cancer

Grounds for Health CEO Guy Stallworthy recently returned from London, where he attended the Cervical Cancer Action conference, Investing in Cervical Cancer Prevention 2015-2020: Saving Lives Now! Grounds for Health joined government leaders and representatives from the World Health Organization and other United Nations Agencies, global philanthropies, international non-profits and vaccine and medical diagnostic companies to help...
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Cervical Cancer Twitter Chat

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, we will be joining Jhpiego, the GE Foundation, and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon for a Twitter Chat to discuss the current state of cervical cancer across the world, and the innovations being developed to ensure that no more women die of the preventable, treatable disease. If you’re not familiar, a Twitter...
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Returned from Kiribati

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 Island Medical Aid (PIMA) to help get a fledgling cervical cancer prevention program off the ground. Two days of classroom learning would prepare the local team with...
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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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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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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 season. We’re excited to announce that Grounds for Health...
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International Day for Rural Women: The Coffee Connection

October 15 commemorates the International Day for Rural Women to recognize “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” From the U.N. Women Website: Rural women are key agents for development. They play a catalytic role towards achievement of...
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