Grounds for Health

Nursing services:

Grounds for Health’s mission is to create sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in coffee-growing communities, with the goal of decreasing the rate of cervical cancer. To realize this goal, we collaborate with regional coffee unions, community members, and local health care professionals to increase awareness about cervical cancer and improve the existing cancer prevention infrastructure through professional and community training and education.  With the exception of our staff, the Grounds for Health team is made up exclusively of volunteers, all of whom are highly trained medical professionals.  Our medical volunteers are licensed health professionals with expertise in their respective fields. This dedicated cohort includes nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, physician assistants, physicians, OB/GYNs, pathologists and cytotechnologists. The clinical volunteers participate in our didactic training (a thorough introduction to the Single Visit Approach, using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cryotherapy for the early detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer and cancer), as participants and facilitators. They then move to the clinical setting and assume key roles as preceptors and clinical mentors of the in-country doctors and nurses. RNs and APRNs are vital members of our volunteer teams.


Current active nursing license, preference given to those with experience and focus on women’s reproductive health; Latin America – Fluent in theSpanish language; Tanzania – Kiswahili language skills are helpful but are not required; Application process.

Cost:Latin America: approximately $1,500; Tanzania: approximately $3,200
Location:Latin America and Tanzania
Length:2-3 weeks
Faith based:No

Contact information

Organization email:
ContactKatherine Buell, Office Manager
Address92 South Main Street #2, Waterbury, Vermont, 5676, USA