Global Leadership

Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer

Working to effectively eliminate cervical cancer deaths among HIV-positive women in sub-Saharan Africa within a generation.


Women screen for cervical cancer


Women treated for pre-cervical cancer lesions


Girls vaccinated against HPV

Women living with HIV are five times more likely to develop cervical cancer. The Bush Institute, together with its partners PEPFAR and UNAIDS, developed a strategy to save women's lives in sub-Saharan African countries with a high prevalence of HIV and cervical cancer.

The global health community has made significant progress in reducing the number of deaths from infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS thanks in large part to the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  But this work is not complete.

Cervical cancer is highly preventable through the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, screening, and early treatment of pre-cancerous lesions. It is also treatable if detected early.

Thanks to the generosity of the American people, millions of lives have been saved in Africa. Today, that work continues through cervical cancer prevention and screening, especially for women living with HIV.

Global Health

Saving women's lives from cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa

Holly Kuzmich
Holly Kuzmich Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and Senior Vice President George W. Bush Presidential Center Full Bio
Crystal Cazier
Crystal Cazier Associate George W. Bush Institute Full Bio