Bringing cervical cancer prevention to Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua


Grounds for Health Nicaragua Coordinator Dr. Barinia Osejo (center) stand with clinical training participants and team during day 4 of the campaign

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

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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


Banner hanging over the clinic during a Screen and Treat campaign in San Juan del Rio Coco

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. Upon arriving, she […]

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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

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

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

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VIA Army: Winning Battles in Nicaragua

VIA Army

Dr. Barinia Osejo (center, looking down) and just a few of the VIA Army

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, medical directors, and […]

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International Women’s Day: A Day Early

Screen and Treat campaign to celebrate International Women's Day

Screen and Treat campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day

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 Lacayo Farfan hospital […]

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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

Image from curriculum

We Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: image from curriculum

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 to a great […]

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

Knowing men's perceptions will help us improve our programs

Knowing men’s perceptions will help us improve our programs

From January through June 2012, Dan Allen, a student at the Boston University School of Public Health, conducted research into men’s […]

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