1. Various shots of US President George W Bush dancing on stage with performers
2. Wide shot of Bush on podium speaking
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W Bush, US President:
"Then with the support of our malaria initiative, local residents launched a campaign called 'Kata Malaria,' which is Swahili for 'Reject Malaria.' Workers went door to door to teach people how to use beds, how to use bed nets. They launched TV and radio ads."
4. Cutaway of audience
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W Bush, US President:
"I appreciate very much the fact that the World Bank has taken the lead in eradicating poverty in places like Africa, and Paul Wolfowitz, thank you for your leadership of the World Bank."
6. Close-up of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz
US President George W Bush let loose to African tribal music on Wednesday during the first ever Malaria Awareness Day at the White House.
Bush danced alongside tribal music performers on stage on the south lawn of the White House, and tried playing one of the performer's drums.
Bush has made combating malaria one of his global health priorities.
"With the support of our malaria initiative, local residents launched a campaign called 'Kata Malaria,' which is Swahili for 'Reject Malaria,'" Bush said.
"Workers went door to door to teach people how to use bed nets," he added.
The event at the White House came as Africa marked its annual anti-malaria day on Wednesday with new hope that political will, a cash boost and better treatment and prevention methods may finally overcome one of the continent's biggest killers.
Poverty, faltering health systems and drug resistance have contributed to the rise of malaria infections over the last 30 years to between 350 (m) million and 500 (m) million cases a year.
In some sub-Saharan countries malaria accounts for up to half of hospital admissions.
Bush also praised the work being done by World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz in curtailing the spread of malaria world wide.
"Thank you for your leadership of the World Bank," Bush said.
Wolfowitz has come under international scrutiny over allegations that he showed favouritism in arranging a promotion and pay package for his girlfriend.
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