Hostels for Hope
Each year, for thousands of women in the United Republic of Tanzania, a positive diagnosis for cervical or breast cancer is followed by an impossible decision: travel to a far-away hospital for treatment and face the possibility of unsafe or unaffordable lodging, or stay at home and succumb to cancer.
To ease this burden, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, a global partnership fighting women’s cancers, the American Cancer Society (ACS), the George W. Bush Institute, HKS, Inc., Southern Methodist University (SMU), and T-MARC Tanzania launched an international competition on April 7, 2016 to solicit designs for two “homes-away-from-home” for these women.
President and Mrs. Bush visit Botswana and Namibia
In April 2017, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush traveled to Gaborone, Botswana, and Windhoek, Namibia to demonstrate their continued commitment to the people of Africa through the work of the George W. Bush Institute’s (GWBI) global leadership programs. The trip highlighted the work of the Bush Institute’s affiliate, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon®, a global partnership fighting women’s cancers, and the Bush Institute’s First Ladies Initiative, which engages and supports first ladies from around the world to effectively use their unique platforms to improve lives.
Good Morning Namibia
Celina Schocken, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon CEO, appeared on Good Morning Namibia to discuss our partnership with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to collaborate on programming to prevent cervical cancer.
Integration of Cervical Cancer Care with HIV Care
Celina Schocken, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon CEO, alongside Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director, speaking about the importance of reducing the stigma of breast and cervical cancer in order to increase early detection and treatment.
Hostels for Hope
VICE on HBO’s Special – Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
In recognition of World AIDS Day 2015, VICE on HBO released a bonus documentary highlighting how Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon builds on the success and lessons of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to save women’s lives from cervical cancer.
Preventing and Treating Women’s Cancers
Created for the Global Women’s Network: A Summit of Ideas, Innovation and Partnerships hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas in September 2015, this video demonstrates how through greater access to prevention and treatment of women’s cancers made possible by Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, healthy women strengthen families, communities and nations.
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon – Zambia
This video gives an overview of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s work in Zambia and introduces us to cervical cancer patient, Evelyn and her family.
Investing in Women
This video, originally created for the Investing in our Future at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in August 2014, investigates the importance of investing in women for the future of Africa and the world.
Importance of Cervical Cancer Screening – William and Bessy
William and Bessy, clients of a Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon supported clinic in Kabwe, Zambia, discuss the importance of Bessy’s cervical cancer screening as an example to their family.
Cervical Cancer – Awareness, Screening, Treatment
Musonda Ngolwe, Counselor for Project Concern International in Kabwe, Zambia, explains the importance of awareness, screening and treatment in the fight against cervical cancer.
Women as the Keepers of Tradition
Brigadier General Frank Sinyangwe, MD of the Defence Force Medical Services in Zambia discusses the significance of women as the foundation of society.
Investments – A Multiplier Effect
This video discusses how investments in cervical cancer screening in Zambia by initial partners have resulted in additional investments by new partners as part of a multiplier effect.
Cervical Cancer – A Burden, but a Preventable One
Dr. Sarah Maongezi, CEO of the Medical Women Association of Tanzania, explains that even though cervical cancer is a burden to women, families and societies, it is one that is preventable if caught early.
Cervical Cancer and HIV in Women
To understand the opportunities and challenges of integrating cervical cancer screening and treatment into HIV services for women, the Center for Strategic and International Studies traveled to Zambia, which has been at the forefront of integrating these services, and reported on Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon activities in the country.