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Nicaragua: Multiplying Impact

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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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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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Nicaragua: Natural Born Trainers

The waiting room at the clinic

The waiting room at the clinic

It was the last day of our training and campaign in San Juan de Rio Coco. Women were still waiting to be screened and a few women were waiting for [...]

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From the field: SJRC Nicaragua

Entering SJRC

Hello from SJRC,

Kayla and I are just sipping coffee here at the hotel.  Rain is pattering down as it has been all night.  It seems to be letting up now!  It is 6:30 AM and we are just relaxing for a wink before [...]

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Trip Report: Nicaragua - September 2011

Amanda, Kayla, and August with San Juan de Rio Coco coop collaborators

Amanda, Kayla, and August with San Juan de Rio Coco coop collaborators

From Sep 21- Sep 30, 2011, Grounds for Health trained a new [...]

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Update from Nica Campaign: VIA/Cryo Success

Directly on the heels of the New York Times Article: Fighting Cervical Cancer With Vinegar and Ingenuity, Executive Director August Burns sent us a quick note:

Stats from 1st day of campaign: 66 women seen today. 16 positive for VIA 12 treated, 2 biopsies for invasive cancer, two will return tomorrow. We caught all [...]

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Off to San Juan del Rio Coco, Nicaragua

 

Next stop: Nicaragua

Next stop: Nicaragua

This past week has been a flurry of activity at the Waterbury office as Elisa helped me and August pack-up an absurdly large amount of supplies and training material into five enormous black suitcases destined for the northern highlands of [...]

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