Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Figure it out yet?

If you're savvy enough... you just might figure it out from this post...

This is the press release issued yesterday on the United States Embassy's webpage:

"Former President George W. Bush will visit Botswana on July 5, 2012 to launch a program that will expand an important initiative related to women’s health. 

The United States Government and President Bush are pleased to join together to announce a $3 million project in Botswana to scale up an innovative program that will dramatically decrease the time needed for examination, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical cancer. 

Funded by the American people through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and supported by the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership, which includes many public and private sector organizations, this new effort will expand and maximize the impact of the “See and Treat” program for cervical cancer, which has already served hundreds of women in Botswana."

Everyone here is abuzz about the upcoming arrival of former President Bush. And why wouldn't they be? He has done a lot for HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa. Of particular interest is the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, which was a product of Bush's commitment to increasing US support for addressing HIV and AIDS worldwide. In fact, on top of everything else that PEPFAR finances, it is funding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Botswana. So, without President Bush, Peace Corps might not exist in Botswana and we would not be having this experience here today. For that alone, I am grateful. And I intend to tell him that...

*wink wink*

1 comment:

  1. If by savvy, you mean if I stalk... I mean loyally read your blog & other social media, right? ;)

    I know I already said this, but I'm going to say it again: