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on the ground

Grounds for Health Wins NCA Origin Charity of the Year!

We are excited to announce that Grounds for Health has won the inaugural NCA Origin Charity of the Year! The National Coffee Association’s Coffee Gives Back program rewards US nonprofits making a positive difference in coffee communities. The annual award celebrates a nonprofit organization that has demonstrated strategic, innovative and implementation excellence. We are truly...
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USA Staffers Ellen and Kathy in the Coffeelands

Coffee has been an essential part of Grounds for Health since our beginning over 20 years ago. Our co-founder, Dan Cox, is a renowned coffee guy and most of our major supporters hail from specialty coffee. And here we are once again in the coffeelands, shoulder-to-shoulder with the women we serve! So while it seems...
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Notes from Nyeri: Smiles and creativity

Sometimes a bit of silliness helps energize a classroom! When the after lunch lull set in, cajoling everyone onto their feet to “do the hokie pokie” resulted in giggles and laughs as our very serious students “put their whole self in and shook it all about.” Later in the afternoon, with Evah acting as a...
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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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