Bringing cervical cancer prevention to Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

[caption id="attachment_5330" align="aligncenter" width="480"]nueva-segovia-nica-17 Grounds for Health Nicaragua Coordinator Dr. Barinia Osejo (center) stand with clinical training participants and team during day 4 of the campaign[/caption]

Grounds for Health and its coffee partner of three years, Prodecoop, are working together on a new program in the Nueva Segovia region [...]

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ECOM Foundation Awards Grant to Strengthen Programs

Ecom Foundation Grant

Grounds for Health is the grateful recipient of a two-year $45,000 grant award for the Development of Origin Resources from the ECOM Foundation.

Since 2006, the ECOM Foundation has made a significant contribution to Grounds for Health’s programs through engaging ECOM staff in collaborative activities in Mexico, [...]

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Nicaragua: Multiplying Impact

[caption id="attachment_4750" align="aligncenter" width="480"]nicaragua-trip-1 Banner hanging over the clinic during a Screen and Treat campaign in San Juan del Rio Coco[/caption]

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. [...]

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Most Significant Change: Bringing Us Together

Community Health Promoter and member of PRODECOOP, Marlon Villareyna talks about positive effects on his family and [...]

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Volunteer Perspective: Sylvia Estrada

[caption id="attachment_4279" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010. Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.[/caption]

“Priceless,” is how Sylvia Estrada, a veteran Grounds for Health volunteer, explains the value of traveling to Latin America with Grounds for Health. [...]

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VIA Army: Winning Battles in Nicaragua

[caption id="attachment_4296" align="aligncenter" width="480"]VIA Army Dr. Barinia Osejo (center, looking down) and just a few of the VIA Army[/caption]

Friday, September 27th

Dr. Barinia Osejo smiles from ear to ear as she addresses the foot soldiers of what she calls the “VIA Army” – a group of local doctors, nurses, [...]

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International Women’s Day: A Day Early

[caption id="attachment_3920" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Screen and Treat campaign to celebrate International Women's Day Screen and Treat campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day[/caption]

To recognize International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), our partners in Nicaragua are holding a a screen-and-treat campaign in Matagalpa today.

The campaign will take place at the [...]

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Bananas: A Lesson from Field-Testing

Over the last month, we’ve learned a ton from round one of field-testing our new Community Health Promoter Curriculum in Nicaragua.

Field-testing is a fascinating process that provides tremendous insight into the complexity of human communication. How do we best communicate? How do I know that if I say [...]

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Field Testing: Community Health Promoter Curriculum

[caption id="attachment_3658" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Image from curriculum We Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: image from curriculum[/caption]

We recently finished the first round of formal field-testing of our Community Health Promoter Curriculum in Nicaragua. After months of editing, re-editing, seeking feedback and preliminary testing, we are finally close [...]

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Men's Perceptions of Cervical Cancer in Coffee-Growing Communities

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From January through June 2012, Dan Allen, a student at the Boston University School of Public Health, conducted research into men's perceptions of cervical cancer and cervical cancer prevention services in San Juan de Rio Coco, Madriz, Nicaragua. As we are well aware from our work, Amoxicillin dosage, Amoxicillin brand name, men are often the primary decision-makers regarding women's health. While Grounds for Health has always been interested in reaching out to men, cheap Amoxicillin no rx, Online buying Amoxicillin hcl, we lacked sufficient resources and knowledge. Dan's insight into men's attitudes and beliefs about cervical cancer screening has given us a strong foundation that we can build upon to reach out more effectively to men, buy cheap Amoxicillin. Amoxicillin use, [caption id="attachment_3649" align="alignright" width="150"]Dan Allen Dan Allen[/caption]

Dan spoke to men in many communities within Madriz. He interviewed men that he encountered on the streets, as well as men that he met while doing visits to the coffee-growing communities with staff from our coffee cooperative partners, Amoxicillin For Sale. He also organized two focus group discussions with members of the coffee cooperatives, order Amoxicillin online overnight delivery no prescription. Japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal, He asked men about their knowledge regarding cervical cancer, their attitudes towards screening for the women in their communities and their behaviors around supporting or prohibiting screening for their female family members, kjøpe Amoxicillin på nett, köpa Amoxicillin online. Doses Amoxicillin work, Some of the main findings of Dan's study include:

  • There is a pervasive lack of knowledge regarding cervical cancer, its cause, my Amoxicillin experience, Amoxicillin price, coupon, prevention methods and the scope and severity of the disease.
  • Reasons why women do not access prevention services:
    • Lack of time in her busy schedule
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    • Fear of the results
  • Men do not allow their partners to get tested for a variety of reasons, including:
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Based on these findings, Dan made several recommendations we are considering as we expand our work with men, real brand Amoxicillin online. Amoxicillin from canada, These include:
  • Address the issue of costs directly. Amoxicillin For Sale, While families incur costs in terms of time and money when going to the clinic and getting screened, it is important to emphasize that screening tests save money in the long run. Dan found that using a car analogy—that women (and people in general) could be like cars, Amoxicillin trusted pharmacy reviews, Taking Amoxicillin, requiring some maintenance to keep running well—was an effective technique to illustrate this.
  • Link support for cervical cancer prevention to being a good husband and family men. Messaging can state that by increasing men's knowledge regarding cervical cancer, buy Amoxicillin from canada, Where can i cheapest Amoxicillin online, we can increase their ability to be a better provider for their family.
  • Train more men as community health promoters and male community leaders. Getting more men involved in all levels of the program is an important strategy for reaching more men.
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