Clinton Global Initiative 2008
FOCUS ON WATER AND SANITATION
Investment in health not only alleviates suffering, but increases human capital and helps avoid inter-generational transmission of poverty. This year’s program will highlight opportunities to dramatically improve global health with existing tools and knowledge.
There is much to do. Unclean water and poor sanitation directly cause millions of deaths each year. Lack of basic nutrition kills 3.5 million children under the age of five, annually. Disease burdens borne by adolescent girls and young women are disproportionately harsh, and in turn are passed on to their own children. Facing these challenges head-on will require a massive investment to expand the health workforce in developing countries by four million people.
There are many promising opportunities to make a difference in each of these areas.
The Global Health Working Group sessions will address:
* Expanding provision of safe drinking water and sanitation
* Ensuring that mothers and their children have adequate nutrition
* Helping adolescent girls care for themselves and their families
* Training and managing the largest expansion of health workers in history
GET VIDEO OF WATER AND SANITATION PANEL AT CGI 2008 HERE
Integrated Solutions – Water, Food, Energy
Closing remarks by Gordon Brown, Prime Minister, UK on Globalisation and the Creation of a Global Peace Corps
“Let us change the world, together” said Gordon Brown at the end of a riveting speech on globalization at the Clinton Global Initiative.