Grounds for Health, an international NGO dedicated to the prevention of cervical cancer in developing countries, is embarking on a large fundraising campaign and it began with a bang. A very generous supporter offered to match every donation received before January 2018, up to $200,000.
Thanks to strong local health partners and coffee industry support, Grounds for Health has successfully screened over 80,000 women and treated more than 6,000 women in low resource settings since 1996.
For years Grounds for Health has championed the single visit approach, which combines low cost screening and treatment for cervical cancer in a single visit. A woman can get all the care she needs without having to leave her work and family for a follow up visit sometime in the future. Everybody needing treatment gets their treatment.
If fundraising efforts are successful, in 2018 Grounds for Health will be equipped once again to be at the vanguard of this important work through the introduction of new and improved screening and treatment technologies in their programs in Peru, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
Their goal is a world in which all women are protected from the threat of cervical cancer by high quality and innovative preventions services such as theirs.
So now is the time to jump in and be a substantial supporter of Grounds for Health. Just think: It’s a two for one!
For more information or to donate, please visit the Grounds for Health website.
By Kathy Hollandsworth, Grounds For Health. Photos: Grounds for Health