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Tanzania

Photos from Tanzania

If you’re connected with us on Facebook, you might have seen these photos already. We asked Amanda Eastwood, our in-country staff, to select a few of her favorites. Click on any image below to zoom in and read more detailed captions. You can see more photos by visiting Grounds for Health on Facebook.    ...
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Training Curriculum in Tanzania

At Grounds for Health, we recently developed a new community health promoter (CHP) training curriculum that we will be implementing for future health promoter trainings.  It includes simple text and user-friendly, descriptive images that health promoters can use as a job aid when sharing life-saving information with their peers. In early January 2012, I joined...
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GFH Trainees Become National Trainers

Here’s yet another Kigoma success story: We recently learned that three of our star pupils from Kigoma—Grencia, Leonarda and Bernadetta—have become National Trainers and just finished their second cervical cancer training campaign in Pwani, Tanzania, a region that has had no cervical cancer prevention programs until now. They trained 12 providers for six sites: the...
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Legwork in Tanzania

On Friday October 21, Executive Director August Burns and Senior Clinical Officer Ellen Starr departed for the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. They are currently in the process of meeting with the Association of Kilimanjaro Specialty Coffee Growers (Kilicafe), the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Tanzania Ministry of Health to finalize plans for launching our...
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Summer 2011 Update: Tanzania

An important value of Grounds for Health is that we never make ourselves indispensable. We actually work towards ending our involvement from the very first day we begin. That means lots of work in making sure that providers are well trained and that there is strong community support in place to ensure the continuation of...
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Tanzania: Proof and Progress

We are excited to report that over the past six months, Grounds for Health-trained doctors and nurses in Kigoma, Tanzania have screened just over 1,000 women for cervical cancer on their own. There are now 11 sites up and running in this region, where we partner with the Kanyovu Coffee Cooperative, Jane Goodall Institute and...
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Update from Annah in Tanzania

Dr. Annah’s update from Kigoma is full of positive news about our newly trained clinicians from July 2010 and their rapid establishment of screening and cryotherapy treatment services in Kigoma Region.  All new sites are on track in terms of the goals and implementation plans each created as part of our training. Two sites (of...
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Tanzania Trip Report: Training

From June 17 through July 5, 2010, we conducted a two-week training and cervical cancer screening campaign in Kigoma, Tanzania.  This trip marked our fourth visit to Kigoma and third training and screening campaign at this site. As in our other sites, we continue to focus on the implementation of the Single Visit Approach for...
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