Bush Helps Renovate Health Center on Africa Trip

Former president paints, hauls timber in Zambia

Monday, Jul 2, 2012  |  Updated 3:07 PM CDT
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Bush Helps Renovate Health Center in Africa

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In a photo provided by the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former U.S. PresidentGeorge W. Bush helps renovate the Ngungu Health Center on Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Kabwe, Zambia, Africa. The former president and his wife, Laura, are in Africa to promote a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, that aims to fight cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/George W. Bush Presidential Center, Shealah Craighead)

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Former President George W. Bush has been helping to renovate a women's cancer screening center in Zambia during a weeklong trip to Africa.

Bush, clad in a T-shirt and jeans, painted and hauled lumber at the Ngungu Health Center in Kabwe, about 90 miles north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka. The center will start screening and treating women Tuesday for cervical cancer and pre-cancer.

The former president and his wife, Laura, are in Africa to promote a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure that aims to fight cervical and breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center says the Bushes arrived in Africa over the weekend.

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