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.
According to the World Bank, 70% of the global poor live in rural areas, and most of them rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Yesterday in Zanzibar, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton kicked off a Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) malaria-awareness soccer match in Amaan Stadium, where attendees were able to visit informational booths about malaria prevention and get tested for malaria as well.
Yesterday in Rwanda, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton attended another Starkey Hearing Foundation hearing aid fitting, similar to what the delegation saw in Zambia.