Month: February 2017

An Innovative Approach To Screening for Cervical Cancer in Ethiopia

Posted by On February 17, 2017

By Dr. Adetoun Olateju, Country Program Manager at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon . . . The Government of Ethiopia has prioritized cancer control and is investing its resources in the prevention and management of cervical cancer. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s partnership with them started in 2015. With our implementing partners, we have opened 36 health […]

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World Cancer Day in Tanzania

Posted by On February 10, 2017

The 1st place student team from Ethiopia and the professional team from Italy with Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon CEO, Celina Schocken   By Celina Schocken, Chief Executive Officer of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. . . Tanzania kicked off its World Cancer Day celebration with a rigorous round of calisthenics and a brisk walk through downtown. […]

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Hostels for Hope

Posted by On February 10, 2017

Hostels for Hope announcement event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Media coverage  Coverage from Star TV

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Global Good Aims to Make HPV Testing Affordable Globally

Posted by On February 2, 2017

As cervical cancer deaths drop in the US, women in the developing world are dying at an unprecedented rate. Last year, nearly 300,000 women died of cervical cancer, most of them in developing countries. Cervical cancer, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), is a preventable disease — it can be stopped by the HPV vaccine, […]

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Hostels for Hope: Easing the Burden for Women with Cancer

Posted by On February 2, 2017

Sarah* is a 46-year-old mother of five and a cervical cancer survivor living in Tanzania. Survival wasn’t easy. She had to travel over 300 miles from her village to one of only two treatment facilities in the entire country; once she got there, she had no place to stay. Like Sarah, many of the over […]

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