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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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Hostels for Hope: Easing the Burden for Women with Cancer

Posted by On February 2, 2017

Sarah* is a 46-year-old mother of five and a cervical cancer survivor living in Tanzania. Survival wasn’t easy. She had to travel over 300 miles from her village to one of only two treatment facilities in the entire country; once she got there, she had no place to stay. Like Sarah, many of the over […]

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Let’s Put A Stop To Cervical Cancer In Africa

Posted by On January 31, 2017

Evelyn lived in small, rural village two hours by car from the Zambian town of Kabwe. She had six children and while fighting hard to care for them with little money, her body was waging its own war without her knowing it. Evelyn had Stage 2 cervical cancer. Evelyn first learned of her condition when […]

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The Double Burden: HIV and Cervical Cancer Webinar with the International AIDS Society

Posted by On January 27, 2017

To mark Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and the International AIDS Society hosted a webinar entitled “The Double Burden: HIV and Cervical Cancer.” Today, cervical cancer is preventable and curable if diagnosed and treated early. Yet, each year 266,000 women die from the disease and 85% of cervical cancer deaths occur in […]

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PRRR Partners Comment on Racial Disparity in U.S. Cervical Cancer Survival Rates

Posted by On January 23, 2017

The New York Times reported today on a new study that found higher U.S. cervical cancer death rates than previously estimated, particularly among black women. Several of the experts quoted in the article represent organizations that partner with Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon to address cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Latin […]

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