Clinton Global Initiative Aids Brazil Children

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Clinton Global Initiative Aids Brazil Children

The CGI Meeting is held in Latin America – in Rio de Janeiro – for the first time

Clinton Global Initiative Aids Brazil Children

A project already carried out in Colombia, Spain and New York – where it was launched this year – will be introduced in Brazil in 2014. “L!VE-Brazil: Healthy Kids, Improved Lives” was presented on Tuesday, December 10, during the CGI Latin America event.


About 2,000 youth from 13 Brazilian schools will benefited. The idea is to promote healthy habits through technology and interactivity to prevent heart disease, the main cause of death in Brazil.


The Clinton Global Initiative event took place in Latin America – in Rio de Janeiro on December 8-10 – for the first time. It is a Clinton Foundation initiative launched in 2005 and held in New York annually. The meeting brings together leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors to turn ideas into action. It has given rise to 2,500 initiatives and benefited 430 million people in 180 countries since it was first held.


At the closing ceremony, President Clinton defended the idea that many of the challenges of the 21st century can only be overcome by new collaboration networks involving civil society, the private sector and governments. President Clinton was present on the event, but left on Tuesday, December 10, to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa.