Laura W. Bush and Barbara Bush
“Through our work with the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative and Global Health Corps, we've seen the importance of pathology and laboratory medicine to the prevention and treatment of disease in women. We look forward to thanking the laboratory medicine community at the ASCP conference in Boston.”
Laura W. Bush, former First Lady, and Barbara Bush, Founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, are proponents for global health. Mrs. Bush, through the George W. Bush Institute, recently launched the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative, adding cervical and breast health programs to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) network of care. Through Global Health Corps, Barbara Bush is mobilizing a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity.
Mrs. Bush and Ms. Bush participated in the recent launch of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership to expand critically needed breast and cervical interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The partnership will leverage the platform and resources of PEPFAR – established under President George W. Bush and a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's Global Health Initiative – and will draw from lessons learned in the significant scaling up of access to HIV interventions since June of 2004.
While First Lady, Mrs. Bush witnessed firsthand the success of President Bush's historic commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other preventable diseases through her five trips to Africa. Mrs. Bush worked with women in the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas to support breast cancer early detection and also serves as the Heart Truth campaign's Honorary Founding Ambassador.