With Goal of Ending Cervical Cancer Deaths, Advocates Hit Capitol Hill

Posted by On April 26, 2017

From left: Paul Holmes of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Dr. Ellen Baker, director of Project Echo with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, meet with Rep. Grace Meng on Capitol Hill.   By Jennie Aylward, Consultant at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon . . .  United by a goal to urge U.S. leadership toward […]


President Bush and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Travel in Namibia and Botswana

Posted by On April 6, 2017

President Bush in Namibia. Photo by Paul Morse, Bush Center   By Tamar Abrams, Communications Director at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon . . .  Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon was thrilled to travel with President and Mrs. Bush through Botswana and Namibia this week, and to show them our programs to prevent and treat cervical cancer. Pink […]


PRRR CEO Submits Testimony to House of Representatives

Posted by On April 3, 2017

By Jennie Aylward, Consultant at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon . . .  Celina Schocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, submitted testimony on April 3 to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. Celina’s testimony requested the subcommittee’s support for development and humanitarian programs that assist people in low-resource settings […]


Global Health Advocates Urge Strong U.S. Funding for International Affairs

Posted by On March 27, 2017

By Jennie Aylward, Consultant at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon . . .  As Congress prepares to consider how much funding to apply to various functions of the federal budget, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon joined other global health advocates to urge a minimum level of $60 billion for the “Function 150” account, which comprises non-military spending […]


Addressing the Rising Burden of Cervical Cancer in Botswana

Posted by On March 21, 2017

(L-R) Dr. Grover, Dr. Trimble and Amb. Miller at the cancer roundtable   By Toun Olateju, Country Program Manager at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon . . .  According to a 2016 study published by the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute, cancers have now overtaken tuberculosis as the leading cause of death in people living with HIV in […]


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 […]


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. […]


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, […]