Bill Clinton's charity to bring nutrition projects to Rwanda
August 09, 2013
It may be easy to take our situation in the United States for granted sometimes. After all, many of us don't have to worry about not having proper clothing, a roof over our heads or food to eat on any given day. But that's not the case everywhere else.
With this in mind, former President Bill Clinton's group, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), vowed to facilitate a partnership between the government of Rwanda and food producers in order to prevent starvation and malnutrition in the nation. The project will specifically hone in on the eating habits of infants and pregnant and lactating women, with the ultimate aim of enabling nutrient-rich food to be produced within the country and then distribution to be managed internally.
Additionally, the initiative will be a way to increase the income of Rwandan small holder farmers and build the nation's food processing industry.
CHAI has been in operation for more than a decade, but officially split with the William J. Clinton Foundation in 2010 when its name was changed from the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative. The name change was done primarily to indicate focuses in other healthcare-related fields, not just HIV/AIDS.
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