Mexico: Continued Sustainability

In Chiapas, Mexico, over nine months have passed since Grounds for Health transferred ownership of the cervical cancer prevention program to local coffee co-operative partners and municipal health authorities. After over six years of collaboration with Grounds for Health, these partners now have all the knowledge, skills, and equipment to sustain a community-based cervical cancer...
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How Funders Can Have Direct Impact at Origin

Back in December 2011, Equal Exchange awarded Grounds for Health $15,000 to support our collaboration with four coffee co-ops in Chiapas, Mexico to address the unacceptably high rate of cervical cancer in the province. Since 2007, we have been coming to the region, holding cervical cancer prevention campaigns and training local doctors, nurses and community...
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Taking to the Airwaves in Mexico

Since Grounds for Health’s first campaign in Mexico, one of our key goals has been to educate communities about cervical cancer prevention. Unlike Tanzania, both Nicaragua and Mexico have had cytology-based screening programs in place for a number of years, and thus there was already some awareness of these services when our program started. However,...
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Mexico Trip Report

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...
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¡Nueva Clínica en Chiapas!

El lunes, 15 de agosto, cooperativa Comon Yaj Nop Tic (Todos lo Pensamos), quien trabaja con Cultivando la Salud (CLS), celebró su reunión anual de socios y la inauguración de su nueva clínica en Chiapas, México. CLS empezó de trabajar con Comon Yaj Nop Tic en diciembre de 2010 y juntos hicieron las actividades de...
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New Clinic in Chiapas!

On Monday, August 15th, Grounds for Health (GFH) partner cooperative Comon Yaj Nop Tic (Mayan for Todos lo Pensamos/ We all think together) held their annual member meeting and celebrated the inauguration of their new clinic in Chiapas, Mexico. GFH started working with Comon Yaj Nop Tic in December 2010 and they hosted our training...
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