George Bush To Visit Africa

The December 1-5 trip — his first overnight stay in Africa since leaving office in January 2009 — will also serve to “celebrate the remarkable progress made over the past decade to address the challenges of disease, poverty and security,” his office said in a statement.

The visit will also highlight efforts by the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partners program that battles cervical and breast cancer, the leading causes of cancer death among women in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

As president, Bush ramped up US efforts to battle HIV/AIDS and other deadly diseases in Africa, such as malaria, and promoted economic development and democratic reforms there as well. AFP