July 13, 2012
Friday
Jul 13
2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Clinton to Travel to Africa

New York, NY
Press Release

New York, NY — Tomorrow, Saturday, July 14, 2012, President Clinton will visit Africa, traveling to South Africa, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda.

In 1998, President Clinton made his first trip to Africa. Since then, he has continued to visit Africa and support its economy during his post-presidential work. President Clinton has continued to build upon his longstanding commitment to Africa through the work of his Foundation by providing investment and opportunity to underserved communities. The Clinton Foundation’s programs in Africa are enabling sustainable development for families and communities, strengthening health systems and expanding access to treatments, addressing climate change, and turning ideas into action by implementing commitments.

Across the continent, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has reduced prices up to 90 percent for key HIV drugs, up to 80 percent for HIV diagnostics, and helped more than 4 million people gain access to lifesaving antiretroviral medications. The Clinton Climate Initiative, in partnership with C40, has been working with Johannesburg, South Africa, to support the development of alternative waste treatment technologies, and has worked with the city government to remove 20,000 tons of organic waste from city parks. Through the work of the Clinton Development Initiative, more than 4.5 million trees planted by more than 4,000 producers in Malawi and Rwanda will help reverse deforestation and increase local incomes. And Clinton Global Initiative members have made 759 of their own commitments with an estimated value of over $27.8 billion, focused on working to build a better future across the continent.

On this trip, President Clinton will visit Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) program sites.

On Sunday, July 15, President Clinton will be in Johannesburg, South Africa. There, he will visit a CGI City Year site at Ikusasalethu Secondary School. The visit will be open press.

On Monday, July 16, 2012, President Clinton will travel to Mozambique. There, he will visit CHAI’s Polana Canhico Health Facility in Maputo and deliver remarks. The visit will be open press.

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, President Clinton will be in Qunu, South Africa. There, he will attend the opening of a container library at the No-Moscow Primary School in Qunu, in celebration of Mandela Day. The visit will be open press.

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, President Clinton will be in Rwanda.

In the afternoon, he will attend the opening of the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence with Paul Farmer and Jeff Gordon. The center was created through a CGI commitment by the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and Partners in Health. The visit will be open press.

On Thursday, July 19, 2012, President Clinton will visit the Mount Meru SoyCo Ltd. Construction Site. The SoyCo site, a Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) project, will be a fully integrated edible oil processing plant. President Clinton will tour the site and participate in a roundtable discussion with local farmers. The visit will be open press.

Later in the afternoon, President Clinton will make an open press announcement.

On Friday, July 20, 2012, President Clinton will be in Uganda. There, he will visit a CGI Building Tomorrow Academy, where he will meet with students and teachers. The visit will be open press.

In the afternoon, he will travel to a CHAI National Medical Store and Prescription Distribution Center in Entebbe, Uganda. There he will tour the facility, participate in a roundtable event, and deliver remarks. The event will be open press.

To cover these events, please RSVP to press@clintonfoundation.org, and note which event you intend on covering.

You can follow President Clinton’s trip through Africa at the Clinton Foundation blog at www.ClintonFoundation.org.

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  • Sunday, July 15, 2012
    3:00 PM SAST
    President Clinton visits City Year site
    Ikusasalethu Youth Center
    Soweto, South Africa OPEN PRESS
  • Monday, July 16, 2012:
    11:00 AM CAT
    President Clinton tours Polana Canhico Health Facility
    Maputo, Mozambique
    OPEN PRESS
  • 11:30 AM CAT
    President Clinton meets with local families
    Polana Canhico Health Facility
    Maputo, Mozambique OPEN PRESS
  • 12:00 PM CAT
    President Clinton makes announcement
    Polana Canhico Health Facility Maputo, Mozambique OPEN PRESS
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012:
    12:30PM SAST
    President Clinton attends school library opening
    No-Moscow Primary School
    Qunu, South Africa
    OPEN PRESS
  • 1:40 PM SAST
    President Clinton attends tree-planting ceremony
    Community Garden
    Qunu, South Africa
    OPEN PRESS
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012:
    3:00 PM CAT
    President Clinton, Paul Farmer and Jeff Gordon attend Opening of Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence
    Butaro District Hospital
    Butaro District, Northern Providence, Rwanda
    OPEN PRESS
  • Thursday, July 19, 2012:
    11:05 AM CAT
    President Clinton tours SoyCo Site
    Mount Meru SoyCo Ltd. Construction Site
    Kayonza District, Rwanda
    OPEN PRESS
  • 11:20AM CAT
    President Clinton participates in roundtable with farmers
    Kigali, Rwanda
    OPEN PRESS
  • 3:15PM CAT
    President Clinton makes announcement
    TBD Location
    OPEN PRESS
  • Friday, July 20, 2012:
    10:15 AM EAT
    President Clinton visits Building Tomorrow Academy
    TBD Location
    Near Kampala, Uganda
    OPEN PRESS
  • 3:15 PM EAT
    President Clinton visits National Medical Store/ Rx Distribution Center
    National Medical Store
    Entebbe, Uganda
    OPEN PRESS