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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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Webinar on HIV and Cervical Cancer, the Double Burden

Posted by On January 18, 2017

Please join Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and the International AIDS Society (IAS) for a webinar to discuss the double burden of HIV and cervical cancer on Thursday, 26 January at 9am EST/ 16:00 Mozambique time.  We are excited to partner with IAS to discuss the links between the two diseases, as well as integrated screening programs. […]

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Building on America’s Leadership in Global Health

Posted by On January 12, 2017

The new administration should stay the course as a strong leader in global health. This is a bipartisan effort, as both sides of the aisle have agreed on the importance of health care investments through successive Congresses and administrations, reflecting the priorities of the American people. The world has made significant progress in global health […]

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Burden of Cancer in Low Resource Settings: An Analysis

Posted by On January 5, 2017

On December 15th, the Journal of American Medical Association-Oncology (JAMA) released, “Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived with Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-years for 32 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2015: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study” by Global Burden of Disease Collaboration, Christina Fitzmaurice, MD, […]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Posted by On January 4, 2017

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: saving lives can be simple and inexpensive Global health and economic development challenges do not have many solutions that can be described as “simple” and “inexpensive,” but preventing cervical cancer is both of those things. This January, which is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is spreading the word […]

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A Year In Review: Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

Posted by On December 20, 2016

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is closing a momentous year of transition and growth.  The partnership marked our fifth anniversary, began operating as an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the George W. Bush Institute, welcomed new leadership, established an office in Washington, D.C., and expanded our team of talented staff to advance Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s […]

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Expanding service delivery to screen for cervical cancer and treat pre-cancerous lesions in the United Republic of Tanzania

Posted by On December 20, 2016

The Minister of Health, Honorable Ummy Mwalimu receiving a LEEP machine from Ms. Schocken On December 5, 2016, the Chief Executive Officer of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, Ms. Celina Schocken, handed over fifteen cryotherapy machines, two loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) machines and a thermal coagulator machine for the treatment of pre-cancerous lesions of the […]

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