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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017: Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s Commitment to Fighting Breast Cancer in Tanzania

Posted by On October 3, 2017

Tanzanian women waiting for screening services, November 2015. This October, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by highlighting our work in breast cancer control in Tanzania. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and almost 60% of breast cancer deaths occur in low-resource settings, which means women in low-resource […]

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Reflections on Mother’s Day : The Generational Impact of PEPFAR

Posted by On May 16, 2017

By Crystal Cazier, Associate at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon This year, we are celebrating progress due in large part to PEPFAR, and also the commitment of the international community, and the leadership of National Governments to work toward an AIDS-free generation. Because of PEPFAR — nearly two million babies have been born HIV-free to mothers […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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