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Bush Calls For Renewed HIV/AIDS Efforts In Africa

News outlets report on former President George W. Bush’s visit to Washington, D.C. this week to talk with African leaders about HIV/AIDS efforts in Africa.

CNN: George W. Bush calls on Africa’s ‘first spouses’ to break down stigmas in fighting cancer, AIDS
“Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday it takes something special to get him out of Dallas nowadays, and with the Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week it gave him a chance to talk about an effort many may not associate him with — fighting AIDS in Africa…” (Spodak, 8/6).

The Hill: Bush makes AIDS plea in rare D.C. visit
“Former President George W. Bush used a rare visit to Washington on Tuesday to press African leaders to do more to stop HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases…” (Cirilli, 8/6).

New York Times: Bush Urges Renewed Fight Against Deadly Diseases in Africa
“Former President George W. Bush made a rare return to the nation’s capital on Wednesday to rally world leaders behind a public health campaign to conquer killer diseases in Africa and to forecast what he called ‘the beginning of the end of AIDS’…” (Baker, 8/6).