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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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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From the field: SJRC Nicaragua

Entering SJRC

Hello from SJRC,

Kayla and I are just sipping coffee here at the hotel.  Rain is pattering down as it has been all night.  It seems to be letting up now!  It is 6:30 AM and we are just relaxing for a wink before […]

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Grounds for Health to Peru

Next stop: Peru

Next stop: Peru (image: wikipedia)

August Burns (Executive Director) and Elisa Vandervort (Senior Clinical Officer) are in the midsts of planning Grounds for Health’s first-ever trip to Peru at the end of February. The purpose of this trip is to explore a […]

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Update from Nica Campaign: VIA/Cryo Success

Directly on the heels of the New York Times Article: Fighting Cervical Cancer With Vinegar and Ingenuity, Executive Director August Burns sent us a quick note:

Stats from 1st day of campaign: 66 women seen today. 16 positive for VIA 12 treated, 2 biopsies for invasive cancer, two will return tomorrow. We caught all […]

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Off to San Juan del Rio Coco, Nicaragua

 

Next stop: Nicaragua

Next stop: Nicaragua

This past week has been a flurry of activity at the Waterbury office as Elisa helped me and August pack-up an absurdly large amount of supplies and training material into five enormous black suitcases destined for the northern highlands of […]

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Mexico Update: Energy, energy, energy!

Dra. Lupita in actionDra. Lupita in action

The new clinic established by our coopertive partner La Comon Yaj Nop Tic is bursting with community interest and support. It has been open for the past two Fridays and […]

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