President Bush's wife, Laura, will travel to Haiti and Mexico March 13 and 14 for a two-day visit to highlight U.S. efforts to promote health care and education in the region.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino announced the trip Wednesday.

In Haiti, Mrs. Bush will visit an AIDS clinic and a U.S. Agency for International Development education program. Haiti receives assistance under President Bush's global AIDS initiative, called PEPFAR, President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

In Mexico, the U.S. first lady will attend the launch of a U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.