trip report

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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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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Nicaragua: Multiplying Impact

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 was immediately whisked into a meeting with Prodecoop, one of our cooperative partners. Talk about hitting the ground running! Soon after Ariel’s arrival, Grounds...
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Peru: Healthy Communities Ready for the Harvest

In early March, as one of Grounds for Health’s new Program Managers, I made my way to Peru for my first Grounds for Health trip to the field. After many travel delays due to snow in Vermont followed by rain in Peru, I was beyond happy to be greeted in Jaen four days later by...
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Mexico Trip Report

Late last month, Ground for Health staff, including Executive Director August Burns and Program Manager Kayla Moore, traveled to Chiapas, Mexico with the primary goals of developing a six-month work plan to transition full ownership of the cervical cancer prevention program to co-op partners and secondly, to evaluate the success of the project. Since beginning...
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Trip Report: Nicaragua – September 2011

From Sep 21- Sep 30, 2011, Grounds for Health trained a new cohort of 11 doctors and nurses on cervical cancer screening using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) and Pap, and treatment of pre-cancer with cryotherapy. Of the 11 providers, nine received certification in VIA and five of those also received certification in Cryo....
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