Peru

A Successful Campaign Thanks to Peru Staff

Late last month, Community Coordinator Cristely Mejia Cordova and Grounds for Health Program Coordinator Martha Pineda Guerrera organized a training and screening campaign in San Ignacio, Peru. Martha worked with four of our locally-trained clinical leaders to certify 10 new providers in VIA and cryotherapy. The training and clinical practice were coordinated and fully supported by the local ministry...
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Peru: A Successful Whirlwind

  A full eight months after my first program trip to Peru, I was thrilled to be boarding the plane to Lima in November. Three and a half weeks later, as I flew back to the United States just in time for Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help but remark on the results of the trip: 52...
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ECOM Foundation Awards Grant to Strengthen Programs

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, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Peru, and by providing financial...
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Peru: Healthy Communities Ready for the Harvest

In early March, as one of Grounds for Health’s new Program Managers, I made my way to Peru for my first Grounds for Health trip to the field. After many travel delays due to snow in Vermont followed by rain in Peru, I was beyond happy to be greeted in Jaen four days later by...
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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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Most Significant Change: Importance of Training

Story Teller: Ena del Carmen Balarezo Ramirez Role: A midwife working in sexual and reproductive health division of DISA Jaén, the sub-regional health authority Date of Recording: July 4, 2013 Location: A restaurant in Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru My name is Ena del Carmen Balarezo Ramirez. I am a midwife and have worked for the local...
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Volunteer Perspective: Sylvia Estrada

“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 gets off the exam table, gives us a hug, and thanks us—that is what keeps me going back.” And going back is what Sylvia will do in October when...
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Peru: Showing What’s Possible

We recently completed our first campaign in Peru, and one thing is already clear: Peru is a standout country for our programs. Rich in coffee and one of the first countries to nationally adopt the Single Visit Approach to cervical cancer prevention, Peru is poised to make quick, meaningful strides in improving the health of...
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Churupampa Walk

We had been walking steadily downhill through coffee fields for about two hours, stopping once or twice to “poach” a tropical fruit and satisfy our slight hunger. This November day had started off as all mornings in the coffee-growing region of Chirinos, Peru seem to: cool and slightly cloudy. But during those hours of plodding...
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