Wrapping up a weeklong tour of Africa, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, announced a $3 million initiative to detect cervical cancer in Botswana. The new funding expands an existing program to fight cervical and breast cancer. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in Botswana, where it is the second-most common cancer overall. Earlier in the week, the Bushes visited Zambia, where they helped renovate a clinic to diagnose and treat cervical cancer in Kabwe. While in office, Bush launched the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which has provided antiretroviral drugs to extend the lives of millions of Africans with HIV. According to a report by Voice of America news, Bush post-presidency humanitarian work also has earned him high praise in sub-Saharan Africa.
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