PRES BUSH W TANZANIA
US President George W. Bush unveiled a new plan Monday to hand out millions of bed-nets to defend every Tanzanian child aged one to five from the mosquitoes that spread deadly malaria.
“This is one of the simplest technologies imaginable, but it’s also one of the most effective” to combat malaria, Bush said after touring a maternity ward and meeting with mothers and children at Meru District Hospital.
With his top diplomat on a day-long peace mission in neighboring Kenya, the US president focused on what he called a “campaign of compassion” in Tanzania, the second leg of a five-country swing through Africa.
President George W. Bush travels to Africa in February 2008, his second trip to the continent while in office (the first was in 2003). Notably, the five-country itinerary does not include any of the conflict-ridden states on the continent such as Sudan, Somalia, or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Until its descent into political turmoil following disputed December 2007 elections, Kenya was slated to be included in the trip, according to a February 7 briefing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Instead, Bush will visit Benin, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Liberia, all countries that are considered stable, credible democracies.
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- Submitted On : 11 Jun 2014