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Grounds for Health Receives $200,000 Challenge Grant

Grounds for Health has received a USD $200,000 challenge grant. From now until January 2018, every dollar raised in support of its cervical cancer prevention programmes in Peru, Ethiopia, and Kenya will be matched by an anonymous donor.

However, in honour of #GivingTuesday, Grounds for Health is participating in the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Fundraiser. The top three organisations to raise the most online today – 28 November – will each win a cash prize. First place wins USD $50,000, 2nd place wins $25,000, and 3rd place wins $10,000.

Thanks to strong local health partners and coffee industry support, Grounds for Health has screened more than 80,000 women and treated over 6,000 women. For over 20 years, Grounds for Health has championed the Single Visit Approach, which combines low-cost screening and treatment for cervical cancer in a single visit.

If the challenge is successful, in 2018 Grounds for Health would like to continue improving its high quality and innovative programmes through the addition of thermocoagulation as a treatment technology, and lay the groundwork to incorporate HPV testing in its single day model the following year.

“Thanks to our anonymous donor and the challenge funds that we hope to raise over the next few months, we will be able to continue to provide prevention services while planning innovations for the future,” says Ellen Starr, clinical director at Grounds for Health. “This is a win-win for women where access to basic medical services is limited.”

Grounds for Health has already raised more than USD $160,000 and al funds raised on #Giving Tuesday are eligible towards its $200,000 challenge grant. The #GivingTuesday Bonus Challenge ends at 11:59PM ET (Tuesday). To donate and support Grounds for Health Click Here.

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