During the 8th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, CGI members made more than 160 new Commitments to Action that, when fully funded, will be valued at more than $2.4 billion and positively impact nearly 22 million lives. During the closing plenary (pictured at left), President Clinton, Mutar Kent, and Gabriel Jarmillo discussed global distribution systems and supply chains.
The Clinton Development Initiative’s Anchor Farm Project has expanded to 21,000 smallholder farmers, helping them to increase their crop yields and incomes and improving food security in Malawi.
In conjunction with the Peruvian Ministry of Health, the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative has provided 45,000 cataract surgeries in some of the most impoverished communities in Peru, renewing livelihoods for both patients and their caretakers.
Together the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the government of Nigeria have scaled up early infant diagnosis services from 6 sites in 2007 to approximately 1,200 sites in 2012 – ensuring that over 200,000 HIV-exposed babies annually are diagnosed and placed on treatment and increasing their chance of survival.
In Latin America, the C40-CCI Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program completed bus testing in participating cities Bogota, Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The program aims to reduce the carbon footprint of public transportation in Latin America, and develop a market for fuel efficient, low-carbon buses in the region.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program expanded to help 15,000 schools across the nation create healthier learning environments, reaching more than 9 million students.
In honor of Nelson Mandela Day on July 17, 2012, President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Former Minister of Education in Mozambique Graça Machel joined students at a school in Qunu, South Africa, to celebrate the opening of a new library. The Clinton Foundation donated 1,000 books to the new library.
In November, the Clinton Foundation launched the Clinton Health Matters Initiative to improve health and wellness across the United States. Together with General Electric, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and Verizon, this newest initiative will empower people, communities, and businesses to make health a priority and improve the health of others.
In October, President Clinton joined Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Martelly, Prime Minister Lamothe, and President Moreno of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the opening of Caracol Northern Industrial Park in Haiti, an industrial facility that will create up to 60,000 jobs in the region and help decentralize the Haitian economy. The Northern Industrial Park has been a collaboration between the Clinton Foundation, the US State Department, the IDB, and the Haitian government. Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID
The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative developed the Haiti Development Fund, a $20 million capital fund which provides investments to small businesses that are poised for growth and job creation.
The Clinton Climate Initiative Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL) program in Arkansas is reducing 2,742 tons of greenhouse gas emissions through combined residential and commercial retrofits.
In March, the Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative launched a new veteran entrepreneur program in partnership with Inc. Magazine. The program focuses on providing veteran entrepreneurs across the United States with a package of business support services to build and grow their businesses. This year, the program helped U.S. Navy pilot Richard Gengler, founder of health care technology company Prevail Health Solutions, expand its customer base beyond the U.S. federal government. Over the course of the program, Prevail Health Solutions' workforce grew by 16 percent.
According to a report released by the American Journal of Public Health this year, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's landmark agreement with the American Beverage Association has contributed to a 90 percent reduction in calories from beverages shipped to schools between the 2004 and 2010 school years.
In July, President Clinton and Chelsea visited the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative’s Mount Meru SoyCo plant in Rwanda – a soy processing facility that will provide a stable buyer for up to an estimated 30,000 local farmers – 55% of whom are women.
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