President Michael Sata Friday told former USA president George W. Bush that cancer is a European disease.
And Sata proposed a toast to monkeys at State House when he hosted a luncheon for Bush and his wife at State House.
In urging George Bush and his wife to help Zambia fight cancer, Sata told Bush that cancer was imported from Europe.
Bush and his wife are in the country to expand the availability of cervical cancer screening, treatment and breast care education.
During the same luncheon, Sata proposed a toast to his wife Christine Kaseba aand PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba. He said had it not been for the hard work of Kabimba, Sata and others would only be seeing the ‘Bushes in newspapers.’ H e said he was now excited to see them in person.
But Sata extended his toast to monkeys.
‘…And to you cooks and monkeys, a toast t to you all,’ said Sata to the amusement of others but other people looked confused.
George Bush and his wife are on a serious mission to launch a project to expand the availability of cervical cancer screening, treatment and breast care education.
The George W. Bush Institute said in a statement Friday that Zambia is the first country to become part of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon project.
The Bush institute, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.N. AIDS agency and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are working together on the project, bringing public and private funds to the effort.
Bush, who launched PEPFAR in 2003, says “It’s not acceptable to save a woman’s life from HIV/AIDS and watch her die from cervical cancer.”