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Bush Launches Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Project In Zambia

“Zambian President Michael Sata on Friday told former U.S. president George W. Bush that the West should help fight the scourge of maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa,” Agence France-Presse reports, adding, “Bush is in Zambia on the second stop of a three-nation trip aimed at promoting efforts to fight diseases like cancer, AIDS and malaria” (12/3). While in Zambia, “Bush and his wife … launched a project … to expand the availability of cervical cancer screening, treatment and breast care education,” making the country “the first … to become part of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon project,” the Associated Press/Seattle Times writes (12/2).

“Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is an innovative partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, [PEPFAR], Susan G. Komen for the Cure and [UNAIDS] that leverages public and private investments and existing health infrastructures to combat cervical and breast cancer, the two leading causes of cancer deaths among women in sub-Saharan Africa,” according to a UNAIDS press release (12/2). “‘What is needed is support from the developed world. It should be our priority to save human life in all places,’ said Bush,” Agence France-Presse writes (12/3).