Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Visits Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania

Posted by On August 1, 2016

Celina Schocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, and Toun Olateju, Country Program Manager, are in the midst of a series of country visits. Celina began her trip in Republic of Zambia, attending a meeting for the Improving Data for Decision Making in Cervical Cancer Programs project. She also met with the Honorable Minister of […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Steering Committee Meeting, June 20-21 2016

Posted by On July 13, 2016

On June 20 and 21, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partners gathered at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD for the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Steering Committee Meeting. Fifty participants from the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Secretariat, Board of Directors, and over thirty partner organizations met to discuss Pink […]


New U.N. Declaration on HIV and AIDS Recognizes Cervical Cancer Link

Posted by On July 11, 2016

Women living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to cervical cancer, and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon works to ensure that women who survive an HIV diagnosis do not die of cervical cancer. The linkages between the two diseases are reflected in Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s partnerships UNAIDS and PEPFAR were founding partners in 2011—and in our […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon at Women Deliver 2016 Conference

Posted by On May 27, 2016

By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH Last week, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon was part of the history-making fourth global Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen. Over 5,500 delegates from over 170 countries met to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and women’s health and empowerment. On Tuesday morning, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon co-sponsored a breakfast meeting with Susan […]


Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon CEO Meets the Pope

Posted by On May 12, 2016

Written by Celina Schocken, JD, MBA, MPP   Last Saturday, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon CEO, Celina Schocken, was invited by our partner, CUAMM – Doctors with Africa, for an audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis. The Pope spoke to a large crowd of over 8,000 people about the importance of women’s and children’s health in […]


Zambia – HPV Vaccines for All

Posted by On April 25, 2016

Written By Erica Asante, MPH This week, we recognize World Immunization Week. Immunizations have been cited as one the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century[i]. According to the World Health Organization, two-to- three million deaths are averted annually due to vaccines[ii].  There are a number of vaccine-preventable diseases, but only two are linked […]


Hostels for Hope

Posted by On April 7, 2016

Co-authored By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH and Crystal Cazier Julie* is a 46-year old mother of five, and a cervical cancer survivor. She traveled over 300 miles from her home in Nyalambu village in Iringa Region, to Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam, the only comprehensive cancer treatment center in Tanzania, to […]


Promising Report on the Efficacy of HPV Vaccine Released Ahead of Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

Posted by On February 24, 2016

Co-authored By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH and Crystal Cazier Wednesday, 24 February, marks the beginning of an historic conference which will bring together government representatives, civil society organizations, and private sector partners for the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. The conference is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon interim […]


Collectively Ramping Up Population Coverage For Prevention Of Women Cancers: A Mass Screening Campaign Experience In Iringa Region Of Tanzania

Posted by On February 4, 2016

By Toun Olateju, MD, MPH Cancer is a global disease with no restrictions across countries or ages. According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease, breast cancer remains the leading cause of new cancer cases among women globally while cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in sub-Saharan Africa. This year’s World […]