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 delays due to snow in Vermont followed by rain in Peru, I was beyond happy to be greeted in Jaen four days later by... Read More
Community Health Promoter and member of PRODECOOP, Marlon Villareyna talks about positive effects on his family and community.
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 community health promoters who are fighting on the front lines of cervical cancer prevention in northern Nicaragua. It was the ceremonial... Read More
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... Read More
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 “blue” that you will understand just... Read More
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 finished product. In the works: another field test in Peru in November and in Tanzania in February. An important part of... Read More
Earlier this month, Grounds for Health and Ramal Santa Cruz conducted a two-day training of Community Health Promoters in Chiapas, representing some of the region’s most isolated communities. In advance of the training, Grounds for Health in-country staff and key leaders from Ramal Santa Cruz traveled to communities previously unreached by the project, with the... Read More
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 finalidad de tener un grupo fuerte para continuar trabajando a largo plazo, en el programa de salud de ramal. La capacitación fue en dos días diferentes , se... Read More