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The Year in Review for Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

Posted by On December 22, 2015

By Crystal Cazier   Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon has worked throughout 2015 to continue to provide access to education, prevention, screening and treatment services for cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Our partners have screened nearly 200,000 women for cervical pre-cancer, and over 6,000 for breast cancer in Botswana, Tanzania and Zambia. Implementation of […]


Official Launch of the Ethiopian National Cancer Control Plan

Posted by On December 17, 2015

By Crystal Cazier On October 26, 2015, the First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, and the Federal Minister of Health, the Honorable Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, launched Ethiopia’s first National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP). The event was well-attended by government officials, partners and other stakeholders. The development and […]


Partnering for Hope: Zaina’s Story

Posted by On December 9, 2015

By Crystal Cazier On this 54th anniversary of the United Republic of Tanzania’s Independence, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon celebrates the progress of the nation to reduce deaths from cervical cancer through a tripartite partnership between Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, the Vodacom Foundation, and T-MARC Tanzania. Scared and uncertain after a diagnosis of cervical cancer, Zaina […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and World Vision Join Forces to Fight Women’s Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by On December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015 –Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon® and World Vision today announced a new partnership to scale up community-based education, screening, treatment, and referral programs for cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, beginning in the Republic of Zambia. “A woman who survives AIDS should not be left to die from a treatable or preventable […]


Building on Success: The Partnership between Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and PEPFAR

Posted by On December 1, 2015

By Crystal Cazier To commemorate World AIDS Day 2015, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon spotlights its integral partnership with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). On January 28, 2003, in his second State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush stood before United States Congress, the American people, and the world, to […]


Botswana’s Journey from Demonstration to Nationwide Scale-up of HPV Vaccination

Posted by On November 6, 2015

Summary by Toun Olateju, MD, MPH Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection which causes more than 70 percent of cervical cancer, is the primary preventative measure for cervical cancer, especially when administered before the debut of sexual activity. As recommended by the World Health Organization, the vaccine is most effective when […]


Zambia’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Program: Report and Evaluation

Posted by On November 4, 2015

Summary by Erica Asante, MPH Earlier this year, a study titled, “Population-Level Scale-Up of Cervical Cancer Prevention Services in a Low-Resource Setting: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia” was published in the PLOS ONE online journal. The Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia (CCPPZ), which began in 2006, represents […]


Political Will Backs the Fight against Cervical Cancer in Botswana

Posted by On October 9, 2015

By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH Securing political will at the highest levels of national government is critical to success, accountability, ownership and sustainability of global health programs in partner countries. In September 2015, the Honorable Minister of Health of Botswana, Dorcas Magkato, demonstrated Botswana’s political will at the national launch of the “see-and-treat” approach for […]


Making a Mark Where You Are: How One Life Saved Saves Many

Posted by On October 8, 2015

By Erica Asante, MPH Before the afternoon of 19 September 2015, our team had only read about Joyce in the 2013 Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Annual Report. Her glowing smile lights up page 9 of the document, alongside her story. Meeting Joyce at the airport in Dallas was like seeing a long lost friend after […]


George W. Bush in TIME: Better Health Care in Africa Must Go Beyond HIV

Posted by On October 8, 2015

Article By George W. Bush With a Presidential Election just over a year away, Americans are witnessing a spirited debate about our country’s role in the world. This discussion is healthy for our democracy, and I follow it as a happily retired spectator. In the midst of our differences, there should be at least one […]