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With the help of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, fighting cancer in Africa

Posted by On September 12, 2016

(This piece by PRRR partner MD Anderson originally appeared on Sep. 9, 2016 at  A program designed to reduce cervical- and breast-cancer deaths among women in developing countries is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is an independent affiliate of the George W. Bush Institute, and an extension of President Bush’s […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Posted by On September 9, 2016

In 2011, four organizations recognized the global health community’s success in fighting HIV and AIDS, and committed to a new vision: no woman should survive an HIV diagnosis only to die of a treatable or preventable cancer. That vision led to the launch of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon by President George W. Bush and Mrs. […]


UNAIDS Report on HPV, HIV, and Cervical Cancer

Posted by On September 1, 2016

  At the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS released a joint report, titled HPV, HIV and cervical cancer: leveraging synergies to save women’s lives, as part of the work of the United Nations […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Visit to Botswana

Posted by On September 1, 2016

The final stop on Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s sub-Saharan Africa trip this summer was to the Republic of Botswana in the second week of August. The focus of the trip was to visit selected health facilities that screen women and treat those with cervical pre-cancer lesions through Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) support to the […]


How the First Lady of Ethiopia is Affecting the Course of Cancer in Her Country

Posted by On August 4, 2016

First Ladies, as prominent public figures, have influential convening power and are advocates for positive and lasting change.  They are able to use their platforms to gain support and raise awareness around key issues, rallying like-minded stakeholders in key partnerships. Last month, the George W. Bush Institute’s First Ladies Initiative and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Visits Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania

Posted by On August 1, 2016

Celina Schocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, and Toun Olateju, Country Program Manager, are in the midst of a series of country visits. Celina began her trip in Republic of Zambia, attending a meeting for the Improving Data for Decision Making in Cervical Cancer Programs project. She also met with the Honorable Minister of […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Steering Committee Meeting, June 20-21 2016

Posted by On July 13, 2016

On June 20 and 21, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partners gathered at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD for the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Steering Committee Meeting. Fifty participants from the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Secretariat, Board of Directors, and over thirty partner organizations met to discuss Pink […]


New U.N. Declaration on HIV and AIDS Recognizes Cervical Cancer Link

Posted by On July 11, 2016

Women living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to cervical cancer, and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon works to ensure that women who survive an HIV diagnosis do not die of cervical cancer. The linkages between the two diseases are reflected in Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s partnerships UNAIDS and PEPFAR were founding partners in 2011—and in our […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon at Women Deliver 2016 Conference

Posted by On May 27, 2016

By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH Last week, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon was part of the history-making fourth global Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen. Over 5,500 delegates from over 170 countries met to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and women’s health and empowerment. On Tuesday morning, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon co-sponsored a breakfast meeting with Susan […]