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Breast Cancer Awareness Training Gets Underway in China's Hunan Province

Beijing, June 25, 2013 - The All-China Women’s Federation’s (ACWF) partnership project with Goldman Sachs that brings breast cancer education and awareness to rural communities across China arrived in Hunan Province this week. A three-day train-the-trainer session in Changsha got underway Monday led by experts from the Harvard School of Public Health for nearly 100 trainers from the ACWF and the maternal and child health care sector from Hunan, Sichuan and Tianjin.

The pilot program leverages the expertise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Harvard School of Public Health in breast cancer research and advocacy to explore ways to build localized breast health training programs to promote women’s health.  
   
The Goldman Sachs-funded program aims to impact as many as two million women across three provinces. Goldman Sachs is leveraging its experience in corporate social responsibility programs to build a collaborative platform for promoting breast cancer awareness and to help advance women’s health in China.

The world renowned Harvard School of Public Health was brought in by Goldman Sachs as a partner in the training program. Over the next few days, experts from Harvard will provide specialized training to enhance participants’ capabilities in advocacy and implementation, and to explore ways to build localized, sustainable programs that can be replicated throughout China.
    
The ACWF/Goldman Sachs China Breast Cancer program is a three-year initiative funded by Goldman Sachs Gives. The initiative was announced on the occasion of the U.S.-China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (Women-LEAD) in Beijing in November 2011.

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