From the Houston Business Journal:
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative honored former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush with the 2009 Leadership Award. The award was presented at a dinner in Houston held as part of BIPAI’s annual network meeting of program officials. Each year, BIPAI, honors leadership in promoting awareness and advancing care and treatment for HIV-infected children and families globally. President Bush was cited for creating the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, while Laura Bush was acknowledged for her role as an advocate for mothers and children suffering from HIV/AIDS. Since its creation in 2003, PEPFAR has saved more than 1.1 million lives and reduced AIDS-related deaths by more than 10 percent in countries across sub-Saharan Africa.