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Five Quotes from Secretary Margaret Spellings at the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Ethiopia Launch 2015

Posted by On February 11, 2015

By Ella Strain Today Secretary Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, together with Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of Ethiopia, and His Excellency Dr. Keseteberhan Admasu, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, launched Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s work in Ethiopia. Below are key quotes from the event that highlight why […]

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Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Launches Work to Curb Deaths From Cervical Cancer in Ethiopia

Posted by On February 11, 2015

Partnership will strengthen health systems and train healthcare workers to deliver life-saving screening. ADDIS ABABA, FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA (February 11, 2015) – Today, Secretary Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, together with Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of Ethiopia, and His Excellency Dr. Keseteberhan Admasu, Federal Minister […]

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Not Beyond Us

Posted by On February 4, 2015

By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Today is World Cancer Day.  Through the theme Cancer – Not beyond us, World Cancer Day 2015 emphasizes the need for taking action and implementing what we already know to push the global fight against cancer to a whole new level.  It is a unique opportunity to emphasize that much more can be […]

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100,000 and counting

Posted by On January 8, 2015

By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Towards the end of 2014, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon reached a milestone ─ screening of the 100,000th woman for cervical cancer in our countries of engagement. This means that 100,000 women in Botswana, Tanzania, and Zambia know their status, and can envision their future. We know that this milestone is more than a number. […]

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A Perspective on World AIDS Day from Namibia

Posted by On December 5, 2014

This post originally appeared on www.bushcenter.org By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Namibia has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world. In 2013, the HIV prevalence was 14.3 percent. An estimated 178,000 people are living with HIV in Namibia. Despite these numbers, Namibia is seeing some success in tackling the disease. Between 2005 and 2013, the […]

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Five Facts You Should Know About HIV and Cervical Cancer

Posted by On December 3, 2014

This post originally appeared on on www.bushcenter.org. By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer than HIV-negative women. Here are five facts that you should know about the link between the two diseases: 1. Women living with HIV are four-to-five-times more likely to be diagnosed […]

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Closing the Gap: HIV-Vulnerable Women and Cervical Cancer.

Posted by On December 1, 2014

This post originally appeared on www.bushcenter.org. Today is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against AIDS, show support for people living with the disease, and remember those who have died. Despite having come to the forefront of global health in the 1980s, AIDS continues to take the lives of […]

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Breast Cancer Survivors Bring Hope

Posted by On October 17, 2014

This post originally appeared on www.bushcenter.org. By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Around the world, October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons are ubiquitous. In the United States, even American football players can be seen showing their support—right down to using pink tape to secure their shoes. Along with raising awareness for the disease, the […]

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Flying Medical Service is a Lifeline to Women Fighting Cancer

Posted by On September 24, 2014

By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman The name says it all. Airborne Lifeline Foundation is a lifeline for women in remote areas of Zambia and Botswana. The flying medical service transports doctors, nurses, medical equipment, and supplies to remote sites in sub-Saharan Africa supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Starting in September 2014, Airborne […]

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Speaking Up About Gynecologic Cancers Leads to Screening and Lives Saved

Posted by On September 22, 2014

  Embarrassment is likely killing women across the globe. While gynecologic (GYN) cancer screenings do save lives, fear, anxiety or embarrassment prevents many women from getting screened. Today, GYN cancers (including cervical cancer) account for 19 percent of the 5.1 million estimated new cancer cases among women worldwide.  Many of these cancers are preventable, or can […]

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