Grounds for Health appoints Executive Director

Guy Stallworthy has replaced August Burns

The Board of Directors of Grounds for Health, an NGO dedicated to creating sustainable cervical cancer prevention and treatment programmes in coffee-growing communities, has appointed Guy Stallworthy as Executive Director. He has replaced August Burns, who has stepped down after 10 years of service.

Stallworthy is a strategic and entrepreneurial leader with 30 years' experience in health and development activities. For the past 18 years he has focused on developing innovative service delivery models that motivate the NGO sector to provide high-quality services to help the poor 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 organisation,' said Stallworthy. 'For nearly 20 years, Grounds for Health has been partnering with coffee-farming communities to create locally sustainable early detection and treatment programmes 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 human and financial toll of cervical cancer, a preventable disease.'

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