The Bush Institute’s global health initiative is built on the belief that every life is precious and focuses on saving lives in the developing world.

The initiative spotlights critical issues, brings organizations, businesses, and government agencies together, and works to make existing health systems function efficiently.

The Institute’s flagship global health program is Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, a public-private partnership to save women from cervical and breast cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.  Cervical and breast cancer are the two leading causes of cancer death among women.

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon works with PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) to screen women for cervical cancer, because women who have HIV are four to five times more likely to contract cervical cancer.

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Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon has worked throughout 2015 to continue to provide access to education, prevention, screening and treatment services for cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Securing political will at the highest levels of national government is critical to success, accountability, ownership and sustainability of global health programs in partner countries.