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Global Health

Helping Women Access Preventative Care and Treatment for Women’s Cancers in Developing Countries

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 Institute’s flagship global health program is Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, which leads coordinated action 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.

Launched in September 2011 by the George W. Bush Institute, the United States Government through the U.S. Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Susan G. Komen®, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon provides preventive care and treatment to women and girls at risk of women’s cancers where the need is greatest. Since its inception, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon has screened more than 200,000 women for cervical cancer and vaccinated over 42,000 girls against HPV. The organization currently has programs in Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia and, more recently, Ethiopia and Namibia.

Global Health Team

Media inquiries: Brittney Bain, media@bushcenter.org

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