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International Day for Rural Women: The Coffee Connection

October 15 commemorates the International Day for Rural Women to recognize “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” From the U.N. Women Website: Rural women are key agents for development. They play a catalytic role towards achievement of...
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WHO Comes to Vermont

Last month a team from the World Health Organization met with writers and editors in Waterbury to finalize the document Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice. This valuable guide on cervical cancer prevention—known around the world as the “Pink Book”—sets global practice standards for the prevention and management of cervical cancer, still...
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Grounds for Health Tapped for World Health Organization Advisory Panel

Waterbury, VT – The executive director of the Waterbury-based international non-profit Grounds for Health has been asked to join a Technical Advisory Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO). The invitation is to participate in updating “The Pink Book” which outlines international guidelines for cervical cancer prevention. August Burns, MPH, CM, PA was invited by the WHO to join a panel of world experts based on Grounds for Health’s 16 years of experience creating cervical cancer prevention, screening and training programs in coffee-growing communities.

Grounds for Health at WHO

While most of the team was celebrating at SCAA in Portland, Grounds for Health Executive Director August Burns traveled to Geneva to take a seat at the table as a technical adviser to the World Health Organization. We were singled out to participate in updating the global recommendations on cervical cancer control because of our...
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One Week: Around the World Retro Diary

During one whirlwind week in April, you could clearly see how Grounds for Health has been having an impact on a global level. From April 22-28, Grounds for Health was doing work on both coasts, sitting at the table at the World Health Organization and championing cervical cancer prevention with six countries on four continents....
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