Women are the center of families and communities around the world. In emerging economies, women in particular are driving growth in their communities as entrepreneurs, as small holder farmers, and as emerging professionals. But without access to basic, low-cost health care services, these women are at risk of death from preventable and treatable cancers.
- This is a story about women.
- ...women in the developing world who are dying from cervical and breast cancer because they can’t access proper care.
- Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
- Introducing Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon.
- Our approach is unique.
- We’re on the ground, and we’re seeing results.
- Our partners are committed to the cause.
- Can we count on your support, too?
…women in the developing world who are dying from cervical and breast cancer because they can’t access proper care.
But we’re building a future where no woman is denied opportunity because she cannot access preventative care and treatment for cancer.
Introducing Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon.
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, affiliated with the George W. Bush Institute, leads coordinated action to save women’s lives from cancer, enabling them and their communities to thrive.
Our approach is unique.
By building upon existing health platforms, infrastructure and resources, we're able to bring cervical cancer prevention, screenings and treatment, breast cancer education, and access to HPV vaccinations to women like never before.
It's sustainable. It's cost-effective. And it's working.
We’re on the ground, and we’re seeing results.
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is dedicated to helping women access preventive care and treatment for cervical and breast cancer where the need is greatest.
Women with HIV are 4 to 5 times more likely to develop cervical cancer than those who are HIV-negative.
Cervical and breast cancers account for approximately 75,000 deaths in sub-Saharan Africa each year.
Since our inception in 2011, we have screened nearly 200,000 women for cervical cancer and over 6,000 women for breast cancer.
We have vaccinated over 42,000 girls against HPV.
Our partners are committed to the cause.
“It is heart-wrenching to save a woman from AIDS only to watch her die from cervical cancer, which is more prevalent in women with HIV.”
—President George W. Bush,
July 22, 2012
“As a PRRR founding partner, the UNAIDS Secretariat, through the Joint Programme, will advocate and facilitate dialogue and re-direct concerted efforts of government, civil society, particularly WLHIV (women living with HIV) and other partners, to support an integrated approach to HIV and cervical cancer prevention and control within a sexual and reproductive health package.”
Executive Director, UNAIDS,
July 25, 2012
“…as President Bush said, what can we do that we actually can measure and point to outcomes that change and save lives? I think this partnership helps to answer that question. Because without a doubt, one of the most powerful and effective ways of saving lives is by improving women's and particularly mothers' health.”
—Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Former U.S. Secretary of State,
September 13, 2011
“There is a coming cancer tsunami in low-resource countries. Through innovative thinking, and partnerships, we can together provide the screening, education and treatment services that will save hundreds of thousands of lives.”
—Ambassador Nancy Brinker,
Founder and CEO, Susan G. Komen,
August 29, 2012