This blog is part of a series where Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation, shares updates on Clinton Foundation programs. View the previous entries here.
Over the last two decades, maternal mortality has nearly halved and the gap between the number of boys and girls enrolling in primary schools globally has almost closed. These are examples of the important progress that has been made for girls and women in the areas of health and education.
Across our programs, we work to help girls and women reach their full potential and live their best life story. Through our projects, we have the opportunity to meet girls doing extraordinary things to benefit their families and communities.
As the Ebola crisis continues to grow—with the death toll surpassing that of previous outbreaks combined—the international community seeks to fill critical needs and bolster the health systems in West Africa.