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Interview with Zambian delegate to International AIDS Society about Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
At the recent International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, I had a chance to speak with Mrs. Dorothy Chikampa from Zambia about the potential impact of work of President and Mrs. Bush on the lives of African women through Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. A cornerstone of the program is the simple diagnosis and treatment for precancerous cervical lesions using visual inspection with dilute acetic acid (simple household vinegar) and cryotherapy. Mrs. Chikampa knows how simple the procedure is and its potential impact, for she is a former patient in the cervical cancer screening program. In addition to her admiration for the lifesaving program, she expresses appreciation to the American people and the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partners. She offers special appreciation to President and Mrs. Bush for renovating a clinic in rural Zambia. As a young girl, Mrs. Chikampa received basic health care in the clinic renovated by President and Mrs. Bush that the Zambian Ministry of Health, with support from Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, has transformed into the newest cervical cancer screening clinic.Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon® is an innovative partnership to leverage public and private investments in global health to combat cervical and breast cancer – two of the leading causes of cancer death in women - in developing nations. Led by the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is expanding availability of vital cervical cancer screening and treatment—especially for high-risk HIV-positive women – and also promoting breast cancer education. In addition, renovating the Zambian clinic, President and Mrs. Bush also recently helped launch the African Center of Excellence for Women’s Cancer in and launched Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in Botswana. To see more about President and Mrs. Bush’s recent trip to Africa, click here.
14 Things to Know About the Life-Saving Work of PEPFAR on its 14th Anniversary
This weekend marks the 14th anniversary of PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which President George W. Bush signed into law on May 27, 2003 as part of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003. Since then PEPFAR has saved nearly 12 million lives. Here’s a look at 14 interesting facts about PEPFAR, which has lead the progress in the global campaign to end AIDS. In 2003, at the signing of the PEPFAR legislation, less than 50,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa were on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV/AIDS, now 11.5 million individuals are on ART due to PEPFAR. 99.5 percent of HIV-positive pregnant women are receiving ART, a more than 40 percent increase since the beginning of 2014. This has led to nearly 2 million babies being born HIV-free to infected mothers. Since the start of PEPFAR, new HIV Infections have declined 51 to 76 percent. Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) can reduce men&rs
President and Mrs. Bush's Visit to Namibia and Botswana in Photos
They delivered a message to Congress and all Americans: lives in Africa matter.
Building on America’s Leadership in Global Health
The new administration should stay the course as a strong leader in global health. This is a bipartisan effort, as both sides of the aisle have agreed on the importance of health care investments through successive Congresses and administrations, reflecting the priorities of the American people.
7 Things to Know about PEPFAR on World AIDS Day
Today marks World AIDS Day: a day to honor those lost, celebrate the global progress made in the fight against AIDS, and commit to put an end to the disease. In 2003, at the signing ceremony for the legislation that enacted the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), President George W. Bush said, “We believe in the value and dignity of every human life. In the face of preventable death and suffering, we have a moral duty to act, and we are acting.” Since then, PEPFAR has delivered life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) to 11.5 million people, and nearly 2 million babies have been born HIV-free with PEPFAR support. PEPFAR’s success contributes to a coordinated global effort to end AIDS. UNAIDS reports that since 2000, 18.2 million people have access to treatment for HIV, new infections of HIV have decreased by over 1 million infections, and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 1.4 million. There is real hope for endin