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A Day in the Life of President Bush 02-18-08 (news and many photos)
www.yahoo.com/news www.whitehouse.gov/news ^ | 18th February 2008 | Snugs

Posted on 02/18/2008 9:02:01 PM PST by snugs

The President and First Lady continues their African tour - today they are in Tanzania

Pray for President Bush - Day - 2713

Secretary of State Condeleza Rice is also in Africa she is in the troubled country of Kenya.

The President's father today officially endorsed John McCain.

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: africa; condirice; georgewbush; laurabush
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
President Bush Tours Meru District Hospital, Discusses Malaria
Meru District Hospital
Arusha, Tanzania

THE PRESIDENT: Habari zenu. We have just toured the hospital here, which is on the forefront of Tanzania's fight against malaria. I want thank you, Doc, for leading the tour, and for your compassion. I appreciate the Commissioner welcoming us to the district. I also want to thank Minister Mwakyusa for joining us here in Arusha. I'm grateful to members of the Diplomatic Corps who have joined us.

During the visit at this hospital we met pregnant women who will receive insecticide-treated bed nets. We witnessed a pediatric ward and observed children being diagnosed and treated. We saw how an historic partnership is saving lives across the continent of Africa.

For years malaria has been a health crisis in sub-Sahara Africa. The disease keeps sick workers home, schoolyards quiet, communities in mourning. The suffering caused by malaria is needless and every death caused by malaria is unacceptable. It is unacceptable. It is unacceptable to people here in Africa, who see their families devastated and economies crippled. It is unacceptable to people in the United States, who believe every human life has value, and that the power to save lives comes with the moral obligation to use it.

In 2005, I announced that the United States would work to save lives through our Malaria Initiative. Under this five-year, $1.2 billion program, we're working with 15 African countries to cut malaria-related deaths by half. Our strategy to achieve this goal is straightforward. First, the initiative supports indoor residual spraying to keep deadly mosquitoes at bay. Here in Tanzania spraying campaigns have reached hundreds of thousands of homes, and have protected more than a million people. Second, the initiative supports treatment for those who are most vulnerable to malaria, especially pregnant women. Here in Tanzania, more than 2,400 health workers have been trained to provide specialized treatment that prevents malaria in expectant mothers. Third, the initiative provides life-saving drugs. Here in Tanzania, the program has supported more than a million courses of treatment, and has trained more than 5,000 health workers to use them.

Fourth, the initiative supports the distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets, and Laura and I are about to distribute some of those bed nets. This is one of the simplest technologies imaginable, but it's also one of the most effective. Here in Tanzania, we're working with the government and partners such as the Global Fund to provide bed net vouchers for infants and pregnant mothers. Women can use these vouchers to buy bed nets at local shops at a huge discount. So far, an estimated 5 million vouchers have been distributed through these programs.

Today, I'm pleased to announce new steps in the bed net campaign. Within the next six months, the United States and Tanzania, in partnership with the World Bank and the Global Fund, will begin distributing 5.2 million free bed nets. This ambitious nationwide program will provide enough nets to protect every child between the ages of one and five in Tanzania.






PHOTO OF THE DAY

President George W. Bush gets under an insecticide mosquito net, used to combat malaria, as he visits A to Z textile mills in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.

1 posted on 02/18/2008 9:02:05 PM PST by snugs
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; admiralsn; Alberta's Child; ...

Dose going up please wait for the all clear before posting or reposting any photos or graphics


2 posted on 02/18/2008 9:03:45 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Thanks!


3 posted on 02/18/2008 9:04:29 PM PST by LUV W (Having to vote for McInsane sucks)
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To: snugs
White House website photos from yesterday - thank you very much Kaslin for sorting them for me


Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania, exchange handshakes after Mrs. Bush presented Mrs. Kikwete with keys to an ambulance Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, during her visit to Dar es Salaam. The ambulance will be donated to Sokoine Regional Hospital and will be used in the Lindi Region, one of the poorest and neediest in the country. The donation was a result of a joint visit to the hospital by Mrs. Kikwete and Pam White, left, USAID Mission Director. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush pats the back of 7-year-old Zuwena Dooto, after she presented Mrs. Bush with a scrapbook during the launch of the National Plan for Action event at the WAMA Foundation Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in Dar es Salaam. White House photo by Eric Draper


Mrs. Laura Bush waves to a child as she tours the stations of the WAMA Foundation in Dar es Salaam Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. The Foundation is a non-profit founded by Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania, focusing on development by improving women's social and economic status by redefining gender roles and creating more opportunities for the development of women and children. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Salma Kikwete sit at the head of the table during a roundtable Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in Dar es Salaam, with Madrasa graduates who have received HIV prevention education as part of their religious instruction. Madrasa training is comparable to the training students in the U.S. receive in Sunday school or Hebrew school. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


A young participant listens during an HIV/AIDS roundtable discussion with Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in Dar es Salaam. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

4 posted on 02/18/2008 9:04:39 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Salma Kikwete acknowledge the performance of the Madrasa Salima Choir as they depart Karimjee Hall Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, after participating in a roundtable discussion on HIV/AIDS. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


A young girl rests her head on Mrs. Laura Bush's lap Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, as she visits with orphans and caretakers in the Living Room of the WAMA Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush applauds as Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania, holds up the National Costed Plan of Action for Most Vulnerable Children, 2007-2010, supported both financially and technically by PEPFAR and UNICEF, during the visit by Mrs. Bush to the WAMA Foundation in Dar es Salaam. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania, enjoy Salvation Army Children as they perform on stage Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at the WAMA Foundation in Dar es Salaam. The foundation, founded by Mrs. Kikwete, is a non-profit organization focusing on development by improving women's social and economic status by redefining gender roles and creating more opportunities for the development of women and children. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

5 posted on 02/18/2008 9:05:07 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Snugs!
Look at that precious little one! Such beautiful people! God bless them!


6 posted on 02/18/2008 9:05:59 PM PST by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: snugs
Photos from yesterday from Fox News - thank you very much Kaslin for sorting them for Me


Feb. 17: Tanzanian dancers wear "kanga", traditional African cloths, bearing the image of President Bush as they perform for President Bush, not pictured, at a social dinner held at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President Bush and Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete toast at the social dinner held at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: A billboard urges President Bush to "Feel at Home" as Tanzanians walk past the front of his hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President George W. Bush is accompanied by Tanzania's President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, rear center, and first lady Laura Bush, rear right, as he greets patients in the outpatient area of the Amana District Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President George W. Bush lays a wreath for the victims of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: Nurses and hospital staff members wear "kanga", traditional African cloths, bearing the image of U.S. President George W. Bush as President Bush tours Amana District Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President George W. Bush, left, shakes hands with Tanzania's President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at the end of a news conference with at the Tanzanian State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

7 posted on 02/18/2008 9:06:49 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Feb. 17: Billboards of U.S. President George W. Bush, near the Tanzanian State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President George W. Bush walks through a ceremonial arrival cordon with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President Bush shakes hands with with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete after a news conference with at the Tanzanian State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President Bush shakes hands with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete after signing the Millennium Challenge Compact agreement during a ceremony at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Feb. 17: President Bush walks through a ceremonial arrival cordon with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

8 posted on 02/18/2008 9:07:33 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Beautiful faces...and Laura’s too!

Looks like they are having a nice trip there. Of course, I
am nervous till they return to the White House!


9 posted on 02/18/2008 9:09:27 PM PST by LUV W (Having to vote for McInsane sucks)
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To: snugs
TODAY


President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave from Air Force One as dancers perform during a welcoming ceremony at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Tanzania, February 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush watches dancers perform during a welcoming ceremony at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha February 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush is welcomed by Maasai dancers on his arrival Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 to the airport in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper

10 posted on 02/18/2008 9:10:04 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

I would buy some of that cloth in a HEARTBEAT!!!!


11 posted on 02/18/2008 9:10:07 PM PST by LUV W (Having to vote for McInsane sucks)
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President George W. Bush is greeted by Maasai dancers as he arrives in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.


Crowds cheer and wave flags as the motorcade of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush travel Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 to the Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

12 posted on 02/18/2008 9:10:44 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush greets a young child on his arrival Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, for a tour of the outpatient clinic of the Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pose for a photo Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, with patients and staff at the Meru District Hospital outpatient clinic in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush greets and thanks the staff of the Meru District Hospital Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, for their work at the hospital's outpatient clinic in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush walks with Dr. Aziz Msuya Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, during a tour of the Meru District Hospital outpatient clinic in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper

13 posted on 02/18/2008 9:11:27 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Mrs. Laura Bush smiles as she meets with patients and staff Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, doing a tour of the outpatient clinic at the Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Mrs. Laura Bush views a medical slide thru a microscope Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, during a tour of the Meru District Hospital outpatient clinic in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush embraces a hospital staff member Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, during a tour of the outpatient facility at the Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


A woman in an out-patient clinic reacts to meeting U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush during their visit to Meru District Hospital in Arusha February 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush greets patients in the pediatric outpatient clinic during a tour Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.

14 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:06 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs
That isn't exactly Zulu on the bottom of that billboard (of which I speak some) but it's similar.

Africa is a grand place, as long as you don't have to make a living there. Don't let anyone tell you different.

15 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:21 PM PST by squidly
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President George W. Bush sits in an out-patient clinic during a visit to Meru District Hospital in Arusha February 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush talks with Dr. Aziz Msuya as he sits with patients during a malaria ante-natal preventative treatment session in the pediatric outpatient clinic during a tour of Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush stands with first lady Laura Bush as he makes a statement on his malaria initiative at Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush presents a mosquito net to a patient during a tour Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, of the Meru District Hospital outpatient clinic in Arusha, Tanzania. The mosquito nets are part of a program to help in the battle against malaria. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush embraces a pregnant woman after presenting her with a mosquito net during a tour Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, of the Meru District Hospital outpatient clinic in Arusha, Tanzania. The presentation of mosquito nets is part of a program to help in the battle against malaria. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush (L) hugs a pregnant woman after presenting her with a mosquito net during a visit to Meru District Hospital in Arusha February 18, 2008.

16 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:58 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush hands a mosquito net as part of efforts to combat malaria during a tour of Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush (3rd L) kisses a pregnant woman after presenting her with a mosquito net during a visit to Meru District Hospital in Arusha February 18, 2008. Looking on is Dr. Aziz Msuya (L) and first lady Laura Bush.


President George W. Bush (2nd L) holds hands with a pregnant woman after presenting her with a mosquito net as Dr. Aziz Msuya looks on during a visit to Meru District Hospital in Arusha February 18, 2008.


An employee at the A to Z Textile Mills in Arusha, Tanazia, stitches mosquito nets Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, where President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush toured the mill and visited with employees. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Workers at the A to Z Textile Mills in Arusha, Tanazia, stitch mosquito nets Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, where President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush toured the mill and visited with employees. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


President George W. Bush (2nd L) tours A to Z Textile Mills in Arusha February 18, 2008. The mill manufactures bed netting that helps protect against malaria.


President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tour A to Z textile mills, which produces insecticide mosquito nets to combat malaria, in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.

17 posted on 02/18/2008 9:13:46 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush meets workers producing insecticide mosquito nets, used to combat malaria, during a visit to A to Z textile mills in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush steps under a mosquito netting during a tour of A to Z Textile Mills in Arusha February 18, 2008.


Mrs. Laura Bush speaks with the management representatives of A to Z Textiles Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, in Arusha, Tanzania, where workers stitch mosquito nets in the fight against malaria. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


Students line up to welcome President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, to the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush greets school girls during a visit to Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania, February 18, 2008.


President Bush is accompanied by Ndinini Kimersa, executive director of the Maasai Women's Education Development Orgranization, center, as he tours the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush join children and their families during a welcoming program Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper

18 posted on 02/18/2008 9:14:34 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President Bush sits with students during a visit to the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008


President Bush sits with Maasai students during a visit to the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.


President George W. Bush visits with students and staff Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush applaud a dance performance Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Shealah Craighead


President George W. Bush, joined by Mrs. Laura Bush, greets guests, students and their families during a welcome program Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, to the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush joins members of a Maasai warrior dance group during their performance to welcome President Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, to the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush watches traditional Africa warriors perform during a visit to Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania, February 18, 2008.

19 posted on 02/18/2008 9:15:32 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: LUV W

Some of us get nervous WHEN they return to the White House! It’s wonderful to see how the people of Tanzania are so appreciative of what the US has done through President Bush.

The day will come when Americans appreciate him and all he’s done for us over the past 7 years. I am really going to miss President and Mrs. Bush when he leaves office, but happy for them that they will be enjoying a well-deserved retirement in Crawford, away from the DC vultures.


20 posted on 02/18/2008 9:15:44 PM PST by EDINVA
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