Since George W. Bush stepped down from being Commander-in-Cheif in 2008, he has been working at the Bush Center "to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic that threatened to wipe out an entire generation on the continent of Africa through PEPFAR." A couple of days ago, before his Joshua Tree Tour at AT&T Stadium, Bono visited the Crawford, Texas location to share his passion for saving lives with the former leader of the free world.
“More than 11 million people are alive today thanks to this man’s creation of PEPFAR, the U.S. AIDS program that has been saving lives and preventing new HIV infections for over 10 years, with strong support from political leaders right, left, and center,” the musician captioned a photo of the activists on Instagram. “That progress is all at risk now with President Trump’s budget cuts, which will mean needless infections and lives lost.”
Back in April, Bush published an op-ed in the Washinton Post urging readers to keep programs like PEPFAR funded. According to Bush, "approximately 12 million lives have been saved."
According to Architectural Digest, the Bush Prarie Chapel Ranch in Crawford is about 1.600 acres. Formerly known as the Western White House, the Chapel is a welcome getaway for the former president when he is not active with PEPFAR and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
The GWBPC opened to the public on May 1, 2017 and stands on 23 acres of the Southern Methodist University campus. The building contains a museum, the Café 43 restaurant, the George W. Bush Institute, and the presidential archives.