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Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

No matter the country or region, we have consistently learned through our work that conquering cancer is not only about research and therapies. It requires creative and innovative solutions to ensure that women and men everywhere have access to the advances that could save their lives.

Partnerships Key in Global Effort Against Cancer

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

The effort against cancer has been most successful in developed regions of the world, where cancer death rates have been declining steadily for the past 25 years. It's hardly time, however, to take a victory lap, because the advances of the developed nations haven't translated into significant progress in low- and middle-income countries.

Closing the Gap: HIV-Vulnerable Women and Cervical Cancer

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now experiencing a new crisis -- women are surviving a diagnosis of HIV infection because of treatment with ARVs, but are dying of cervical cancer.

Partnerships Key to Fighting Ebola Crisis

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Partnerships can provide the essential training and tools needed to combat the outbreak. And infrastructure that's put in place to strengthen health systems for one challenge can be repurposed and fortified for another.

A Global Imperative

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Earlier this month, leaders from across Africa convened in Washington for an unprecedented summit on the benefits of deeper economic and social ties between Africa and the U.S. High on the agenda was the importance of investment in women's health, and for good reason.

African First Ladies Summit Shows How Women Can Change Their Societies

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
The George W. Bush Institute

First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady Laura Bush on stage during Investing in Our Future at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 6, 2014. Photo b...

Michelle Obama Praises Laura Bush's 'Grace And Kindness And Compassion'

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama said she considered her predecessor Laura Bush a "role...

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush Show American Compassion in Africa

Anita McBride | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Anita McBride

As we approach this July 4th, Americans have a lot to celebrate in not only their elected presidents but also their first ladies who represent bipartisan commitment to empowering women and improving the health and well-being of the people of Africa and around the world.

Africa's Future Depends on Women

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

By Suzanne M. McCarron and James K. Glassman On July 2, First Ladies from nations across Africa will join First Lady Michelle Obama, President George...

Ribbons Without Rights Don't Save Lives

Serra Sippel | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

When the U.S. government starts integrating sexual and reproductive health interventions, it cannot be piecemeal -- the full range of reproductive health matters must be addressed.

Cancer Rises in Africa, a Continent Unequipped to Deal With it

David J. Olson | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
David J. Olson

HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.