President’s AIDS Plan Saved 1.2 Million in Africa*

*No, not the president you’re thinking of.

April 6 (Bloomberg) — The largest U.S. foreign aid program fighting the AIDS epidemic has cut the disease’s death toll by 1.2 million from 2004 to 2007 in a dozen hard-hit African countries, researchers said.

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, started by President George W. Bush in 2003, lowered the AIDS death rate on average by 10.5 percent a year in those countries.

Of course, we should probably ditch the program as everything Bush created had a gooey evil core underneath a crunchy shell of stupid.

Then again, as Bob Geldof once said, “‘You’ll think I’m off my trolley, but Bush has the most positive approach to Africa since Kennedy.”

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