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Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon CEO Meets the Pope

Posted by On May 12, 2016

Written by Celina Schocken, JD, MBA, MPP   Last Saturday, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon CEO, Celina Schocken, was invited by our partner, CUAMM – Doctors with Africa, for an audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis. The Pope spoke to a large crowd of over 8,000 people about the importance of women’s and children’s health in […]


Zambia – HPV Vaccines for All

Posted by On April 25, 2016

Written By Erica Asante, MPH This week, we recognize World Immunization Week. Immunizations have been cited as one the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century[i]. According to the World Health Organization, two-to- three million deaths are averted annually due to vaccines[ii].  There are a number of vaccine-preventable diseases, but only two are linked […]


Hostels for Hope

Posted by On April 7, 2016

Co-authored By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH and Crystal Cazier Julie* is a 46-year old mother of five, and a cervical cancer survivor. She traveled over 300 miles from her home in Nyalambu village in Iringa Region, to Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam, the only comprehensive cancer treatment center in Tanzania, to […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Joins Partners on World Health Day to Launch Hostel-Building Competition

Posted by On April 7, 2016

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Joins Partners on World Health Day to Launch Hostel-Building Competition Seeking Designs for “Homes-Away-from-Home” For Women with Cancer in Tanzania Washington, D.C. (April 7, 2016) — Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon®, along with the American Cancer Society, the George W. Bush Institute, HKS, Inc., Southern Methodist University (SMU), and T-MARC Tanzania, today […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Selects Global Health Leader Celina Schocken As CEO, and Dr. Condoleezza Rice named Chair of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Board of Directors

Posted by On March 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2016) — Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is pleased to announce the appointment of Celina Schocken as its Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the Chair of its Board of Directors. The leadership selections follow President George W. Bush’s announcement last September that Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, a public-private partnership […]


Promising Report on the Efficacy of HPV Vaccine Released Ahead of Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

Posted by On February 24, 2016

Co-authored By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH and Crystal Cazier Wednesday, 24 February, marks the beginning of an historic conference which will bring together government representatives, civil society organizations, and private sector partners for the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. The conference is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon interim […]


Collectively Ramping Up Population Coverage For Prevention Of Women Cancers: A Mass Screening Campaign Experience In Iringa Region Of Tanzania

Posted by On February 4, 2016

By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH Cancer is a global disease with no restrictions across countries or ages. According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease, breast cancer remains the leading cause of new cancer cases among women globally while cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in sub-Saharan Africa. This year’s World […]


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by On January 28, 2016

By Guest Blogger, Meg Bertram, MPH Cervical cancer, the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, is the leading cause of cancer mortality among women aged 15-44, in the Republic of Botswana. In 2012, the incidence of cervical cancer in Botswana was 29.0 cases of every 100,000 women, with a mortality rate of 23.1 of every 100,000 women. […]


Partner Profile: Jhpiego

Posted by On January 27, 2016

By Crystal Cazier Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s model is built on the premise that public-private partnerships are one of the most effective strategies to address cervical and breast cancer in the developing world, and support comprehensive, sustainable national cancer control programs in sub-Saharan African and Latin American countries. At the Government’s direction, Pink Ribbon Red […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Doubles Number of Women Screened for Cervical Cancer in 2015, Reaching Over 200,000 Women

Posted by On January 8, 2016

By Crystal Cazier One year ago, in January 2015, we celebrated 100,000 women screened for cervical cancer by Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partners in Botswana, Tanzania and Zambia since the inception of the partnership in late 2011. This year, we are ecstatic that partners in these countries have ramped-up efforts and doubled the number of […]