In developing countries, cervical cancer kills more women than any other cancer. Over 80% of women newly diagnosed with cervical cancer live in these areas. Most have never been screened; many are diagnosed too late for recovery.
The paradox: cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect, treat, and cure when caught early.
Women in developing nations are no more susceptible to the disease than their sisters in the first world. They simply do not have access to screening and treatment.
The Grounds for Health model facilitates partnerships between coffee companies, coffee cooperatives in coffee-producing countries and local health organizations. Our mission is to establish cervical cancer prevention and pre-cancer treatment services in rural areas. We focus on educating and training in the Single Visit Approach to ensure sustainability and effectiveness in low-resource settings.