Breast and cervical cancers take a particularly devastating toll on women in developing countries. In fact, they’re the leading causes of cancer deaths among women in sub-Saharan Africa. But in partnership with numerous U.S. and African organizations, we’re working to put an end to these cancer deaths.
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. We’re part of the innovative Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) partnership along with The George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
PRRR engages with national leaders to build long-term, sustainable programs in sub-Saharan Africa. The program works by building upon existing health programs and resources to bring cervical cancer prevention – including access to HPV vaccinations – screenings, treatment, and breast cancer education to women who need it most. And we’re seeing results.
Through work at the Ngungu Health Center in Zambia, more than 1,500 women were screened for cervical and breast cancer in a matter of months of the program’s start. Now the clinic is one of the most active in Zambia.
Currently, PRRR is operating in Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania, with plans to expand to additional countries beginning in 2014. Through this expansion, PRRR hopes to achieve the following goals:
Read more at pinkribbonredribbon.org.
International Komen Race for the Cure® events are unique in each country, but they all share the common goal of a world without breast cancer. Below is the currently scheduled race in Africa.Non-profit Partner: Tanzania Breast Cancer FoundationRace Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania2014 Race Date: October 26, 2014No. of Years the Race Has Been Held: 5 Years
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