Monday, 02 July 2012 23:13

Former President Bush helps renovate health center on Africa trip

Written by Associated Press
Former President Bush helps renovate health center on Africa trip Former President George Bush helps paint and refurbish a clinic used to screen and treat cervical cancer in Kabwe, Zambia

 

Former President George W. Bush has been helping to renovate a women's cancer screening center in Zambia during a weeklong trip to Africa.

Bush, clad in a T-shirt and jeans, painted and hauled lumber at the Ngungu Health Center in Kabwe, about 90 miles north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka. The center will start screening and treating women Tuesday for cervical cancer and pre-cancer.

 

Zambia daily mail

 

In a photo provided by the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former U.S. President George W. Bush uses a roller to the paint the highest parts of the walls of the Ngungu Health Center on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Kabwe, Zambia, Africa. The former president and his wife, Laura, are in Africa to promote a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, that aims to fight cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/George W. Bush Presidential Center, Shealah Craighead)

In a photo provided by the George W. Bush Presidential Center, local community residents and members of The Bush Center staff work to restore the Ngungu Health Center on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Kabwe, Zambia, Africa. Former President George We. Bush and his wife, Laura, are in Africa to promote a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, that aims to fight cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/George W. Bush Presidential Center, Shealah Craighead)

In a photo provided by the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former U.S. first lady Laura Bush paints a metal door at the Ngungu Health Center on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Kabwe, Zambia, Africa. Former President U.S. President George W. Bush and the former first lady are in Africa to promote a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, that aims to fight cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/George W. Bush Presidential Center, Shealah Craighead)

 

The former president and his wife, Laura, are in Africa to promote a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure that aims to fight cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center says the Bushes arrived in Africa over the weekend.

 

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