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Peru

Celebrating Cervical Cancer Prevention in Peru: A Drop in the Ocean for Women’s Rights

Working in the field of cervical cancer prevention in coffee growing communities since 1996, Grounds for Health has been privileged to work with a tremendous number of extraordinary women—as staff, collaborators, donors, students and recipients of care. Ana Aguilera, Boston University Master of Public Health candidate, is currently interning with our program in Peru. She...
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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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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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A Peruvian Marriage

Editor’s Note: This piece was written on June 15, when Senior Program Officer Rebecca Singer and Senior Clinical Officer Elisa Vandervort were in Peru, investigating Grounds for Health expansion. It is our last morning in Peru and per usual, I have woken up early. While waiting for the sun to rise so that I can...
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Grounds for Health to Peru

August Burns (Executive Director) and Elisa Vandervort (Senior Clinical Officer) are in the midsts of planning Grounds for Health’s first-ever trip to Peru at the end of February. The purpose of this trip is to explore a potential Grounds for Health expansion to Peru. Similar to many other coffee producing countries, cervical cancer is the...
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