Michelle Obama and Laura Bush highlight African women's health

Washington, July 3 (ANI): First Lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor in the White House, Laura Bush, took to stage to draw attention towards efforts for improvement of women's health and welfare in east Africa.

Michelle helped Laura open a summit of the wives of African leaders, claiming that Africa was at the hub of global development, Newsmax.com reported.

George Bush had launched a program to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa when he was in office and an expansion of a program to detect and treat cervical and breast cancer, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, is set to be announced on Wednesday, organizers said.

The UN and nongovernmental groups, including Bush's foundation, launched Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon for providing health services to women in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. (ANI)