Single Visit Approach

Great VIA/Cryo Video

Recently we came across a great video on VIA/Cryo and the Single Visit Approach, which the short segment calls “see and treat.”  This BBC video focuses on the cervical cancer prevention work of an organization in Rwanda called UJAMAA Medical Connections. This segment focuses on the same approach that Grounds for Health uses in its...
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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 three...
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Interesting Quote from WHO September 2011 Bulletin

We recently received a note from our colleague, Dr. Ricky Lu of Jhpiego, regarding the WHO’s September 2011 Bulletin: One bit of good news to share … I am attaching an article from the WHO Sept 2011 bulletin.  The quote from Nathalie is quite relevant given the point of the letter we had sent to...
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True Collaboration for Meaningful Impact

Early last month Grounds for Health Executive Director August Burns and in-country doctor Barinia Osejo attended the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Workshop on VIA and cryotherapy. Grounds for Health joined representatives from 11 countries and the World Health Organization, Basic Health International, United Nations Population Fund, International Planned Parenthood Federation, PATH and Jhpiego. These...
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Key to VIA Success: Vision and Vinegar

Sometimes it’s the simple things make all the difference. Here at Grounds for Health, we use the Single Visit Approach to screen for cervical cancer. Applying a vinegar wash on the cervix allows us to make a visual confirmation of potentially cancerous cells. This is known as visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA). If the...
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Single Visit Approach Refresher Video

If you haven’t seen Jhpiego’s short video on the Single Visit Approach, take a couple minutes; it’s worth it. Vice President and Medical Director at Jhpiego and Grounds for Health Advisory Board member Dr. Harshad Sanghvi provides a succinct explanation of our methods. It is because of the important work of Dr. Sanghvi and his...
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