Bush commends Zambia for anti-cancer drive

2012-07-05 09:23
Former US President George W  Bush helps renovate the Ngungu Health Centre in Kabwe. (AP)

Former US President George W Bush helps renovate the Ngungu Health Centre in Kabwe. (AP)

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Bush promotes cancer initiative

2012-07-05 10:07

Watch former US president George W Bush help renovate a women’s cancer screening center in Zambia during a week long trip to Africa. WATCH

Lusaka - Former US president George W Bush on Wednesday commended Zambia's drive against cancer on the final day of a visit during which he launched a clinic in a slum area.

"I am impressed with the commitment exhibited by the government towards the fight against cervical cancer and breast cancer," said Bush.

According to the Zambian Cancer Society, the country has the second highest incidence of cervical cancer in Africa after Tanzania.

Approximately 80% of the 1 650 people diagnosed yearly die from the disease, said the society.

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in the southern African country.

On Tuesday, Bush launched a health centre in Ngungu, a slum town 140km north of the capital Lusaka. The clinic is a joint venture between the George Bush Institute and the Zambian government.

Bush also held talks with President Michael Sata, who praised him for his continued interest in events on the continent.

"We are very grateful that during your presidency you cared for Africa and have continued to do so even after you have left office," Sata said.

Bush flies to Botswana on Thursday.

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