President George W. Bush and Laura Bush are spending this week in Africa to launch a partnership to detect and fight cervical cancer.
The Bushes and their team started in Kabwe, Zambia, where they led a team of volunteers as they finished renovating the Ngungu Health Clinic. After the Bushes cut the ribbon on Tuesday, the clinic immediately began screening women for cervical cancer and treating them.
Bush’s message in his conversations in Africa has been
that everyone should serve, and that to whom much is given, much is
required – a point he often made when talking about the United States
and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which he started
while in office.