August speaking at the PAHO meeting
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 [...]
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 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 [...]