The CDC Foundation and the George W. Bush Institute today announced a new partnership to help stem the tide of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries based on a $3.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant, managed by the CDC Foundation, will enable the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to work with the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon® initiative to improve the monitoring and evaluation of cervical cancer screening and treatment programs. The primary activities of this two-year grant include:
- Conducting rapid baseline situational assessments with reports and strategic consultations with countries to process the results and develop recommendations for improved monitoring and evaluation; and
- Developing global standards, tools and guidance for surveillance and information systems for cervical cancer.