President Bush To Host Former South African President Mandela; Two Will Discuss Fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa
President Bush is scheduled to host former South African President Nelson Mandela at the White House on May 17 to discuss fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa, AFP/Yahoo! News reports (AFP/Yahoo! News, 5/12). Bush and Mandela also plan to discuss the efforts of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which promotes social development among African youth and universal education on the continent (White House release, 5/12). Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel, are in the United States on a "private visit," and the primary purpose of the trip is for Mandela to launch the Nelson Mandela Legacy Trust to support his work in Africa, according to a statement from the Mandela Foundation, AFP/Yahoo! News reports. Mandela during his trip also is scheduled to meet with former President Clinton and deliver speeches at Amherst College and the Brookings Institution (AFP/Yahoo! News, 5/12).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.