Guest Contributor | Aug 22, 2017 | 0
United against cancer
The George W. Bush Institute used the visit of African leaders to US President Barak Obama as the platform to announce the launch of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership in Namibia and Ethiopia and introduced the first group of Ambassadors for the public-private partnership. President Bush and the First Ladies from the two countries made the announcements at the Investing in Our Future meeting at the US Africa Leaders’ Summit, in Washington, DC attended by First Spouses from across Africa. Here, the US President and his wife Michelle (right) are with President Hifikepunye Pohamba and First Lady, Penehupifo. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is a global health partnership founded by the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Government through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Susan G. Komen, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The partnership will build on existing healthcare programmes in Namibia for more interventions to prevent, screen for, and treat cervical cancer.