Policy & Politics
First Lady Laura Bush Pledges U.S. Support for HIV/AIDS, Education Initiatives in Africa
June 27, 2007
First lady Laura Bush on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, began a four-nation tour of Africa and pledged U.S. support for HIV/AIDS and education programs on the continent, Reuters reports (Tattersall, Reuters, 6/26).
Bush on Wednesday is scheduled to visit sites in Maputo, Mozambique, where authorities are using funds from PMI to spray house walls with the pesticide DDT to curb the spread of malaria. She leaves Wednesday evening for neighboring Zambia and then will visit Mali (AP/International Herald Tribune, 6/27).
The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday examined efforts in Senegal to teach people living with HIV/AIDS to grow their own food as "part of a holistic treatment in which improved nutrition makes antiretroviral drugs more effective" (Silva, Chicago Tribune, 6/27).
NPR's "News & Notes" on Tuesday included a discussion with NPR Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about Bush's visit to the continent, including appearances related to HIV/AIDS (Cox, "News & Notes," NPR, 6/26). Audio of the segment is available online.
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