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Susan G. Komen Pursues
PRRR Goals with Zambia
Cancer Services Survey
A public-private partnership formed in 2011,
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is dedicated to
combating cervical and breast cancer i...
The organization operates in Namibia, Ethiopia,
Tanzania, Botswana, and Zambia, drawing on
the combined resources of the G...
Together, these institutions work to raise
awareness of women’s cancers while
expanding access to quality diagnostic servi...
In May 2015, Susan G. Komen announced the
results of a survey designed to assist in
creating a framework for the control a...
Breast and cervical cancer not only account for
approximately half of all cancer cases in the
country but also have the hi...
It provides an in-depth assessment of the
current state of Zambia’s breast and cervical
cancer treatment services, highlig...
It also offers guidelines for the actions that
governmental and nonprofit organizations can
take to make preventive, diagn...
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Susan g. komen pursues prrr goals with zambia cancer services survey

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A public-private partnership formed in 2011, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is dedicated to combating cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan African nations. The organization operates in Namibia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Botswana, and Zambia, drawing on the combined resources of the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Susan G. Komen. Together, these institutions work to raise awareness of women’s cancers while expanding access to quality diagnostic services and treatment options.

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Susan g. komen pursues prrr goals with zambia cancer services survey

  1. 1. Susan G. Komen Pursues PRRR Goals with Zambia Cancer Services Survey
  2. 2. A public-private partnership formed in 2011, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is dedicated to combating cervical and breast cancer in sub- Saharan African nations.
  3. 3. The organization operates in Namibia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Botswana, and Zambia, drawing on the combined resources of the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Susan G. Komen.
  4. 4. Together, these institutions work to raise awareness of women’s cancers while expanding access to quality diagnostic services and treatment options.
  5. 5. In May 2015, Susan G. Komen announced the results of a survey designed to assist in creating a framework for the control and prevention of women’s cancers in Zambia. Projections indicate that Zambia and other developing nations will see up to a 60 percent increase in cancer rates over the next 20 years, and in Zambia, this poses a particular threat to women.
  6. 6. Breast and cervical cancer not only account for approximately half of all cancer cases in the country but also have the highest mortality rate among all forms of cancer. “A Comprehensive Assessment of Breast and Cervical Cancer Control in Zambia” is the first study on the country to provide national data on women’s cancer services.
  7. 7. It provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of Zambia’s breast and cervical cancer treatment services, highlighting a number of areas for improvement. The survey cites issues such as an insufficient number of qualified health care providers and the difficulties faced by rural communities in accessing cancer treatment.
  8. 8. It also offers guidelines for the actions that governmental and nonprofit organizations can take to make preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services more accessible to Zambian communities and reduce national cancer mortality rates. These proposed solutions include the establishment of a national women’ s cancer control center, as well as medical training programs to grow the number of pathologists and surgical oncologists.

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