Clinton Foundation name change to reflect family roles
The Clinton Foundation is to be renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to reflect the involvement of the entire family in the organisation. The multi-billion dollar philanthropic organisation was founded by former US president Bill Clinton in 2001.
He promises in an advert that flashes up on the Foundation’s website that he will double all gifts made to the Foundation up to the value of $100,000 until June 27. The foundation's agenda includes global health, economic inequality, childhood obesity, climate change and health and wellness, with programmes operating across the world.
Meanwhile, his wife and former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who may run as a presidential candidate in 2016, recently announced the Foundation’s new initiative to provide parents and businesses with cutting-edge research on how to improve the lives of children below the age of five. It will promote scientific research about early childhood development with the goal of reaching as many American parents and business leaders as possible and motivating them to act.
Their couple’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton has recently visited Cambodia to see some of the projects funded by the Foundation. One example is the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which tackles HIV/AIDS in Cambodia with the help and leadership of the Cambodian government. Since CHAI began working with the Cambodian government in 2005, Cambodia has become one of the first countries in the world with universal access for antiretroviral treatment for adults and children, and is now working to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.