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IAEA and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon enter into Practical Arrangement

IAEA and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon enter into Practical Arrangement

21 August 2014

“We cannot lose sight of the new Africa that’s emerging,” announced U.S. President Barack Obama as he inaugurated the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first event of its kind and the largest summit any American president has held with African heads-of-state. At a side event hosted by Mrs Michelle Obama and Mrs Laura Bush, entitled “Investing in Our Future” and attended by thirty African First Ladies, former U.S. President George W. Bush delivered a keynote address in support of his Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative (PRRR) and to reach out to potential international partners, including the IAEA. Read more →

PACT Outlines Global Cancer Burden at UN Lions Day

PACT Outlines Global Cancer Burden at UN Lions Day

24 March 2014

Upon invitation of the Lions Clubs of Austria, the IAEA participated in an event to commemorate the long-standing partnership between Lions and the United Nations on 21 March 2014. Over 150 Lions Clubs members, as well as representatives of Permanent Missions and staff of the Vienna-based Organizations marked UN Lions Day during an evening event at the Rathaus (city hall) in Vienna. Read more →

Fiji Seeks to Establish a Radiotherapy Facility to Improve Cancer Treatment

Fiji Seeks to Establish a Radiotherapy Facility to Improve Cancer Treatment

16 April 2014

Fiji has one of the highest death rates from breast and cervical cancer in the world, but has no radiotherapy services. Every year the Ministry of Health sends approximately 15-24 radiotherapy patients to India, New Zealand or Australia. Fiji has requested the IAEA's help to establish a radiotherapy facility to improve cancer treatment in the country. Read more →