on the ground

Kenya Successes + Next Steps

In the spring of 2016 with a seed grant provided by ECOM Foundation, Grounds for Health expanded our program into Nyeri County in central Kenya where approximately 53% of the labor force works on coffee farms, tea plantations or in other agricultural industries. Our goal was to start with a small presence and expand our...
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Ethiopia Program Expanding to 11 New Districts of Sidama Zone

We are excited to announce that Grounds for Health is expanding our Ethiopia program to include health centers in 11 additional districts of Sidama Zone!* Through a grant and partnership with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and CUAMM, expansion is already underway: at this very moment, we are training 28 new...
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A Successful Campaign Thanks to Peru Staff

Late last month, Community Coordinator Cristely Mejia Cordova and Grounds for Health Program Coordinator Martha Pineda Guerrera organized a training and screening campaign in San Ignacio, Peru. Martha worked with four of our locally-trained clinical leaders to certify 10 new providers in VIA and cryotherapy. The training and clinical practice were coordinated and fully supported by the local ministry...
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Progress Report: Focus On Scale Paying Dividends

When Grounds for Health’s current program year (PY2014-15) began in October 2014, the entire team—from the Board of Directors to the staff on the ground—rallied around a common goal: to focus on scaling our programs in order to reach more women with our screening and treatment services. After three quarters of our program year, this emphasis...
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Peru: A Successful Whirlwind

  A full eight months after my first program trip to Peru, I was thrilled to be boarding the plane to Lima in November. Three and a half weeks later, as I flew back to the United States just in time for Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help but remark on the results of the trip: 52...
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A Volunteer’s Perspective in Ethiopia

By: Amy Borgman There is more to volunteering with Grounds for Health than the campaign on the ground, reaching “women at the end of the road.” Just getting there is half the fun and gives even more of a perspective of what is out there in our wide, wonderful world. My 6 AM flight left...
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Trip Report: 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 regions. The team led a two-day community health promoter training to...
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