In Botswana, nurses lead Jhpiego's life-saving efforts to screen, treat women for HPV

It was the signature white uniform, so crisp and professional, that lured Kereng "Molly" Rammipi into nursing. But decades later and fashion aside, nursing holds even greater appeal for Rammipi and more responsibility than she ever imagined.

She is coordinator of Botswana's National Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme and co-investigator on a groundbreaking human papillomavirus self-collection study conducted in collaboration with global health nonprofit Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate. With authority and evidence on their side, Rammipi and her team of nurses seek to inform and change national policy as it relates to the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer.

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