The William J. Clinton Foundation has announced broad accomplishments in 2012 in the areas of global health, childhood obesity and health and wellness, economic opportunity, 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 health and wellness, and protect the environment 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 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 15,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 51,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 2 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries.
Some highlights include:
• Providing more than 47,000 cataract surgeries in Peru.
• Reducing prices from $15 to $5 per child for the rotavirus vaccine in developing countries.
• Launching the new Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which works to improve the health and well-being of people across the United States.
• More than 160 new Commitments to Action made by Clinton Global Initiative members that, once fully funded, will be valued at more than $2.4 billion and positively impact nearly 22 million lives.
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