Peru: Healthy Communities Ready for the Harvest

Peru staff

Kyle (far right) next to in-country coordinator Martha Pineda and three community health promoters in Monterrico

In early March, as one of Grounds for Health’s new Program Managers, I made my way to Peru for my first Grounds for Health trip to the field. After many travel [...]

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Most Significant Change: Bringing Us Together

Community Health Promoter and member of PRODECOOP, Marlon Villareyna talks about positive effects on his family and [...]

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VIA Army: Winning Battles in Nicaragua

VIA Army

Dr. Barinia Osejo (center, looking down) and just a few of the VIA Army

Friday, September 27th

Dr. Barinia Osejo smiles from ear to ear as she addresses the foot soldiers of what she calls the “VIA Army” – a group of local doctors, nurses, medical directors, and [...]

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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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Bananas: A Lesson from Field-Testing

Over the last month, we’ve learned a ton from round one of field-testing our new Community Health Promoter Curriculum in Nicaragua.

Field-testing is a fascinating process that provides tremendous insight into the complexity of human communication. How do we best communicate? How do I know that if I say [...]

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Field Testing: Community Health Promoter Curriculum

Image from curriculum

We Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: image from curriculum

We recently finished the first round of formal field-testing of our Community Health Promoter Curriculum in Nicaragua. After months of editing, re-editing, seeking feedback and preliminary testing, we are finally close to a great [...]

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A Focus on Training in Hard-to-Reach Areas of Mexico

CHP training team with new intern Emma (lower left)

CHP training team with new intern Emma (lower left)

Earlier this month, Grounds for Health and Ramal Santa Cruz conducted a two-day training of Community Health Promoters in Chiapas, representing [...]

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Capacitación de promotoras y promotores de ramal santa cruz

CHP training team with new intern Emma (lower left)

Se realizo como actividad previa al curso de visitas a la comunidades en las cuales antes no ha habido promotoras que pertenezcan a la organización con la [...]

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