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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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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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is a major killer of women worldwide and yet it is highly preventable. Cervical cancer kills almost 700 women per day in developing countries – that’s one every two minutes. Most of these deaths can be […]

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True Collaboration for Meaningful Impact

August speaking at the PAHO meeting

Early last month Grounds for Health Executive Director August Burns and in-country doctor Barinia Osejo attended the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Workshop on VIA and cryotherapy. Grounds for Health joined representatives […]

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Key to VIA Success: Vision and Vinegar

Key to VIA success: Vision and Vinegar

Vision and Vinegar

Sometimes it’s the simple things make all the difference.

Here at Grounds for Health, we use the Single Visit Approach to screen for cervical cancer. Applying a […]

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January: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - The Facts

In developing countries, cervical cancer claims more women’s lives than any other form of cancer including breast cancer. This is despite the fact that cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect and cure. In countries with adequate health resources cervical cancer is […]

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Update from Annah in Tanzania

Dr. Annah’s update from Kigoma is full of positive news about our newly trained clinicians from July 2010 and their rapid establishment of screening and cryotherapy treatment services in Kigoma Region.  All new sites are on track in terms of the goals and implementation plans each created as part of […]

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Tanzania Trip Report - Progress in Training

From June 17 through July 5, 2010, we conducted a two-week training and cervical cancer screening campaign in Kigoma, Tanzania.  This trip marked our fourth visit to Kigoma and third training and screening campaign at this site. As in our other sites, […]

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Single Visit Approach Refresher

If you haven’t seen Jhpiego’s short video on the Single Visit Approach, take a couple minutes; it’s worth it. Vice President and Medical Director at Jhpiego and Grounds for Health Advisory Board member Dr. Harshad Sanghvi provides a succinct explanation of our methods. It is because of the important work of Dr. […]

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