African dancers and drum players entertained the President on the White House lawn Wednesday afternoon after he delivered a speech on Malaria Awareness Day.
President Bush took to the stage with his wife Laura Bush and posed for pictures with the dancers. Then he started to dance. He shook his hips and waved his hands. He even played the African drums.
On Malaria Awareness Day Wednesday President Bush said America was committed to fighting Malaria in Africa and around the world. Bush called American's compassionate people who stand by the people of Africa in their fight against malaria.
"It's in our strategic interest to reduce death and disease in emerging nations of Africa. Societies with healthy and prosperous people are more likely to be sources of stability and peace not breaking grounds for terror," he said.
Bush promised to raise the issue of malaria at the next G-8 Summit. He told the crowd sitting on the White House lawn that America will take the lead in combating malaria but he expected others to follow; side by side.