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CGI Community in the News – May 31, 2024

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Updates from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) community – including CGI’s recent wins at the 2024 Telly Awards; CGI at the 77th World Health Assembly; the inaugural cohort of the CGI Fellowship; a new maternal health program; and lifesaving naloxone in schools thanks to CGI’s Overdose Response Network. 

CGI earns recognition at Telly Awards 

Celebrating excellence in television and video, this year’s Telly Awards honored two CGI films about the strength of our community. “Keep Going,” narrated by Michael Douglas and produced in partnership with Long Story Short Media, received silver. “What is CGI?,” the first part of an animated series explaining the work and narrated by President Clinton, won bronze.

CGI at the World Health Assembly 

At the 77th World Health Assembly this week, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Dr. Chelsea Clinton addressed the Assembly’s Climate and Health Finance dialogue. Clinton emphasized the need for multi-sectoral urgent action to address climate change. Watch here. 

Additionally, CGI commitment-maker Noora Health partnered with Devex to provide a panel on the power of family caregivers. In 2023, Noora Health committed to developing and launching caregiving training programs in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal. Watch here. 

CGI’s Overdose Response Network provides naloxone to Wisconsin schools

Continuing its work of expanding access to lifesaving naloxone, CGI’s Overdose Response Network worked with local leaders to install new Overdose Aid Kit boxes – which contain naloxone, as well as instructions and resources for substance use treatment and recovery support. CBS News in Wisconsin reports on this work. 

Mass General Brigham launching maternal health pilot program 

To address disparities in maternal health, CGI commitment-maker Mass General Brigham has launched a pilot program to support new mothers. Through the program, a group of postpartum specialists will travel through Boston on wheels, providing care to new mothers. Boston Public Radio reports on this work. 

First class of CGI Fellows begin their work

25 emerging leaders and entrepreneurs have begun to participate in the new CGI Fellowship, which will provide them with resources and guidance as they each develop their own Commitments to Action — new, specific, and measurable projects that advance solutions to critical challenges. Learn about the fellows and their projects here.