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New York Times Profiles Bush’s Work In Africa

The New York Times profiles former President George W. Bush’s work in Africa, writing, “While [he] is remembered at home for war, terrorism and national security, in Africa he is seen as a lifesaver who as president helped arrest a deadly epidemic and promoted development of impoverished lands. Now out of office, he has devoted his post-presidency in part to continuing to aid the world’s poorest continent.” Since leaving office, Bush “has quietly returned to Africa three times, renovating health clinics and expanding screening and treatment programs to fight cervical cancer,” the newspaper notes and describes his work with the Millennium Challenge Corporation and PEPFAR. “Africa and global health have become a Bush family affair,” the newspaper writes, noting the global health-related activities of former First Lady Laura Bush and daughters Jenna and Barbara. The New York Times also discusses Bush’s meeting with President Obama in Tanzania during Obama’s recent three-country tour of the continent (Baker, 7/2).