Africa 2012: President and Mrs. Bush Travel to Zambia and Botswana


June 30, 2012 - July 6, 2012

“To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required”

President and Mrs. Bush continue their commitment to the people of Africa through the work of their global health initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.  In July of 2012, President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Zambia and Botswana to promote the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) partnership and shine a spotlight on the admonition that “to whom much is given, much is required.”

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon – spearheaded by the Bush Institute, PEPFAR, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, along with other private and public partners  – combats cervical and breast cancer in the developing world. In December of 2011, the partnership launched in Zambia, and during this trip, it expanded to its second country, Botswana.  As part of the initiative, PRRR relies on private and public partners with the expertise and local networks to reach women who might otherwise die of these cancers.

Watch highlights from their trip here: