In places like Botswana, a country with the second highest HIV infection rate in the world, the need for access to affordable, effective screening and treatment services -- especially for HIV-positive women -- has spurred the government to take bold action.
Today, World Cancer Day, I am remembering nurse Elyse Bila Ouedraogo. Diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had just returned from Morocco where she had traveled for treatment because of the advanced stage of her disease. I was humbled by her strong spirit.
There have been four myths that have held back cancer care and control in developing countries. On this World Cancer Day, let's start a global pink revolution to replace the myths with truths and the complacency with action.