• George W. Bush Institute

    Global Leadership

  • To lead globally, it is imperative that we promote global health, advance the causes of freedom and democracy around the world, and work to empower women.

Global Health

Saving women's lives from cervical and breast cancer, through the work of our Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon affiliate.

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, Ethiopia, Namibia, and launched recently in Peru.

Global Health Team

Media inquiries: Miriam Spradling, media@bushcenter.org

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Building on Progress

"It’s time to take the next step in building on the progress that has been made over the past decade in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Many women who seek AIDS services also face the challenge of cancer. It’s not enough to save a woman from AIDS, if she is then left to die of another very preventable disease." - President George W. Bush


More than 341,000 women screened for cervical cancer since program inception in 2011

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More than 17,000 women screened for breast cancer