The William J. Clinton Foundation has announced broad accomplishments in 2011 in the areas of economic opportunity, childhood obesity, emergency relief and long-term recovery, global health and nutrition, and climate and energy.
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and address climate change by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results.
Since 2001 President Clinton’s vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 4 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 13,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 26,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 2 million tons of greenhouse gases cut or abated in some of the world’s largest cities. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,100 commitments that have already improved the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries.
Some highlights include:
- More than 300 new Commitments to Action made by Clinton Global Initiative members that, once fully funded, will be valued in excess of $18 billion
- Providing more than 25,000 cataracts surgeries in Peru
- Closing the Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City, which will stem the city’s largest source of greenhouse gas and create renewable energy and local jobs
- A price reduction from $15 to $5 per child for AIDS medication in poor countries
To read a full account of the Clinton Foundation’s accomplishments in the last year, click here.