Trip Report: Ethiopia

Grounds for Health Ethiopia

Over three weeks in late September/early October, Grounds for Health was in Ethiopia to launch our campaign in the Wonsho District of Sidama Zone, SNNPR. This work represents the first cervical cancer prevention program to establish services in rural health centers of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing […]

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Bringing cervical cancer prevention to Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

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Grounds for Health Nicaragua Coordinator Dr. Barinia Osejo (center) stand with clinical training participants and team during day 4 of the campaign

Grounds for Health and its coffee partner of three years, Prodecoop, are working together on a new program in the Nueva Segovia region of Nicaragua. This […]

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Grounds for Health Ethiopia Launches

Sidama, Ethiopia

Sidama, Ethiopia

After many months of planning, Grounds for Health’s Ethiopia program kicks off this month with the first set of community and clinical trainings on cervical cancer prevention.

If successful, these activities will make Wonsho the first rural district in all of Ethiopia to offer ongoing […]

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Ethiopia: A welcoming to the birthplace of coffee

EthiopiaWhile it may be a known fact that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, before I had travelled there in June with Grounds for Health I had many questions: would our partners be ready? What would the country be like? Would I even like the coffee? Arriving to Ethiopia’s […]

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Farewell Note from Executive Director August Burns

As I sit at my desk on my final day at the helm of Grounds for Health, I will indulge in a few thoughts about what I have learned on this incredible journey. Perhaps first and foremost is the power of community to make lasting change. It is part of the human condition to strive for a […]

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Nicaragua: Multiplying Impact

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Banner hanging over the clinic during a Screen and Treat campaign in San Juan del Rio Coco

In late April, new Program Manager Ariel Irene Delaney traveled to Nicaragua to meet the local team and become acquainted with our current, longest-standing Grounds for Health program. Upon arriving, she […]

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Peru: Healthy Communities Ready for the Harvest

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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: Importance of Training

Ena leading a training session

Ena leading a training session

Story Teller: Ena del Carmen Balarezo Ramirez
Role: A midwife working in sexual and reproductive health division of DISA Jaén, the sub-regional health authority
Date of Recording: July 4, 2013
Location: A restaurant in Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru

My name is Ena del Carmen […]

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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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Volunteer Perspective: Sylvia Estrada

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

“Priceless,” is how Sylvia Estrada, a veteran Grounds for Health volunteer, explains the value of traveling to Latin America with Grounds for Health. “When a woman […]

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