on the ground

On the Ground: Notes from Nyeri

Grounds for Health Clinical Consultant Susan Hollinger along with seasoned volunteer Lisa Dimondstein are currently in Nyeri, Kenya where they are running a training with Program Coordinator Evah Maina. Susan has been sending us quick updates from the field: Greetings from Nyeri, Kenya! The other day 14 midwives training to provide screening and treatment for cervical pre-cancer began a 4-day clinical...
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Kenya Successes + Next Steps

Evah has pretty much singlehandedly expanded our program to three health facilities, increased cervical cancer awareness in partnership with the Mugaga and Rumukia coffee co-ops, and established Grounds for Health as a leader in the quality of its training and its programs.

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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