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Grounds for Health Appoints New Executive Director

Brings Extensive Experience in Health and Development in Non-Profit Sector, Including Seven Years as Senior Program Officer at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

WATERBURY, VERMONT -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- The Board of Directors of Grounds for Health, an NGO dedicated to creating sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in coffee-growing communities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Stallworthy as the organization's Executive Director. Mr. Stallworthy replaces August Burns, who is stepping down after 10 years of committed service. Mr. Stallworthy assumed the position in late July.

"We believe Grounds for Health is currently positioned to help transform the public health sector in many of the world's coffee-growing regions," said Frank Dennis, President of the Board. "Our ability to shape outcomes already far exceeds our size and our aim going forward is to greatly expand that positive influence. We are thrilled to welcome Guy to our team, as we think he possesses the exact skills needed to help our organization realize that vision."

Guy Stallworthy is a strategic and entrepreneurial leader with 30 years' experience in a wide range of mission-driven health and development activities. During the past 18 years, he has focused on developing innovative service delivery models that motivate the non-state sector to provide high-quality, pro-poor services in developing countries. In this role, he has lived and worked in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

"I am incredibly excited to be joining this vital organization," said Mr. Stallworthy. "For nearly 20 years, Grounds for Health has been partnering with coffee-farming communities to create locally sustainable early detection and treatment programs that reduce cervical cancer in low-resource settings. I very much look forward to helping Grounds for Health achieve its long-term goal of decreasing the staggering human and financial toll of cervical cancer, a preventable disease."

Grounds for Health is grateful to Ms. Burns for her 10 years of vision, expertise, and commitment. "I am excited that Guy is taking over leadership of Grounds for Health," said Ms. Burns. "His experience in international public health, including his work with the Gates Foundation in funding and researching cervical cancer prevention, will enable Grounds for Health to remain and grow as a leader in community-based implementation of cervical cancer prevention programs." Mr. Stallworthy holds two master's degrees from John Hopkins University, an MHS in International Health and Population Dynamics, and an MA in International Affairs and Economics. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Sussex in England.

About Grounds For Health

Established in 1996, Grounds for Health (GFH) partners with the coffee industry, coffee cooperatives, and ministries of health to establish sustainable cervical cancer prevention programs in coffee-growing communities. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in developing countries, yet it is one of the easiest forms of cancer to prevent through early detection and treatment. To ensure its programs are sustainable, GFH uses simple, safe, and inexpensive technologies that are appropriate for low-resource settings. The non-profit organization donates medical equipment and trains local medical providers so that they can continue to provide screening and treatment services after the initial campaigns. Through its community-based partnership model, which includes training community health promoters to educate and recruit women from their communities, GFH can address barriers to access for rural women and improve health services. To date, more than 45,000 women have been screened for cervical cancer through Grounds for Health programs.

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