Month: January 2017

Let’s Put A Stop To Cervical Cancer In Africa

Posted by On January 31, 2017

Evelyn lived in small, rural village two hours by car from the Zambian town of Kabwe. She had six children and while fighting hard to care for them with little money, her body was waging its own war without her knowing it. Evelyn had Stage 2 cervical cancer. Evelyn first learned of her condition when […]

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The Double Burden: HIV and Cervical Cancer Webinar with the International AIDS Society

Posted by On January 27, 2017

To mark Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and the International AIDS Society hosted a webinar entitled “The Double Burden: HIV and Cervical Cancer.” Today, cervical cancer is preventable and curable if diagnosed and treated early. Yet, each year 266,000 women die from the disease and 85% of cervical cancer deaths occur in […]

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PRRR Partners Comment on Racial Disparity in U.S. Cervical Cancer Survival Rates

Posted by On January 23, 2017

The New York Times reported today on a new study that found higher U.S. cervical cancer death rates than previously estimated, particularly among black women. Several of the experts quoted in the article represent organizations that partner with Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon to address cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Latin […]

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Webinar on HIV and Cervical Cancer, the Double Burden

Posted by On January 18, 2017

Please join Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and the International AIDS Society (IAS) for a webinar to discuss the double burden of HIV and cervical cancer on Thursday, 26 January at 9am EST/ 16:00 Mozambique time.  We are excited to partner with IAS to discuss the links between the two diseases, as well as integrated screening programs. […]

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Building on America’s Leadership in Global Health

Posted by On January 12, 2017

The new administration should stay the course as a strong leader in global health. This is a bipartisan effort, as both sides of the aisle have agreed on the importance of health care investments through successive Congresses and administrations, reflecting the priorities of the American people. The world has made significant progress in global health […]

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Burden of Cancer in Low Resource Settings: An Analysis

Posted by On January 5, 2017

On December 15th, the Journal of American Medical Association-Oncology (JAMA) released, “Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived with Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-years for 32 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2015: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study” by Global Burden of Disease Collaboration, Christina Fitzmaurice, MD, […]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Posted by On January 4, 2017

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: saving lives can be simple and inexpensive Global health and economic development challenges do not have many solutions that can be described as “simple” and “inexpensive,” but preventing cervical cancer is both of those things. This January, which is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is spreading the word […]

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