Former President Clinton gets $2 billion in pledges to tackle world’s woes

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Former U.S. President Clinton kisses Chen Li, a disabled woman who has opened a school for the disabled in China, at the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – Healthcare for athletes with mental disabilities, organic know-how for Indian farmers and solar technology for isolated communities were among the pledges made at former U.S. President Bill Clinton's philanthropic summit, which ended on Tuesday. With its theme of "Designing for Impact" and an emphasis on improving the lives of women and girls in the developing world, heads of states, business leaders and humanitarians at the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative made 150 new pledges valued at about $2 billion to tackle some of the world's woes. …

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