Skip to comments.Exclusive: Chelsea Clinton steps up to fight diarrhea deaths in Nigeria
Posted on 10/17/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chelsea Clinton is taking on the discomforting issue of diarrhea, throwing her family's philanthropic heft behind a sweeping effort in Nigeria to prevent the deaths of 1 million mothers and children each year from preventable causes, including 100,000 deaths from diarrhea.
The 32-year-old daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Nigerian officials, the prime minister of Norway and other leaders on Tuesday in promoting expanded access to zinc and oral rehydration solutions or ORS, a treatment that could prevent more than 90 percent of diarrhea-related deaths in the country.
"It is unconscionable that in the 21st century, children still die of diarrhea," Clinton told Reuters in an exclusive interview by phone from Abuja, Nigeria.
The ORS and zinc work in Nigeria is in coordination with the Clinton Health Access Initiative or CHAI, on whose board Clinton serves. She has stepped up her public role in the family's global philanthropic efforts and in July took a six-day tour of Africa with her father, who founded the William J. Clinton Foundation in 2001.
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If only she’d host a marathon to raise funds and awareness...
call it... (drum roll please)...
“The Run of Runs”
Thank you. (I know it is a serious issue, but you started it!) :)
She is setting herself up to run for something.
Whatever it is I hope the office is in Nigeria
Leave it to the FOS Clintons to take on the cause of diarrhea
Sometimes irony just wipes itself, er, writes itself.
Sounds to me like she’s setting herself up for the runs.
...and with her parents, she knows flowing crap!
I agree with your conclusion.
There was a big puff piece in USA Today Weekend about her on Sunday.
Wanted to post it for snarks, but not allowed on FR.
Webster Hubbell’s daughter is not quite the person I’d want to send to Africa to fight diarrhea. Of course, if she stays there, that’s ok too.
If any kid knows shit when she sees it, she does.
Nothing disgusts me much more than the Clinton gang publicly supporting Bammy.
But I have no problems with helping people with medical problems, especially if they’re dying from it.
Chelsea should first try helping Obama out..I saw a lot of crap coming out of Obama’s mouth last night
Where is Chelsea Mezvinsky’s husband?
Why is it that, whenever she’s mentioned in the news, there is no mention of her marriage or husband?
Why is it that, whenever out in public, she’s never with her husband?
Where is her husband? Do they live together?
As I told my neighbor when he was complaining about this, time to get a better cook! ;-)
I guess her attempt at a media career just went into the toilet!
Mother Chelsa will see to it that the global villiage cleans up the diarrhea.
Didn’t he run away once from their marriage?
So what happened to AIDS. Doesn’t she know AIDS is the problem? Maybe a slip to the truth here.
When I was in Uganda there was lots of international support for AIDS and because there was money, everyone had AIDS>
This is a national disgrace that we haven’t done anything about diarrhea in Nigeria.
Let’s call it ..Kaopectgate.
Seriously, amoeba dysentery is likely the cause of most of the cases and is very difficult to cure.
Can’t believe this human spore hasn’t declared for office yet.
When she eventually does, I hope she gets lots of votes. All five of them...
Here’s the media spin answer to your question, don’t know any real info:
She’ll be set up in a guaranteed Dem district.
Look how easy it was for Mom in NY State.
I wonder why she is only trying to help women and children. I think men also contract dysentery.
As a matter of fact, if you taped up either's mouth shut, they would $hit themselves to death.
Is all of Africa as needy as they pass it off as being, or is it more like our disaster areas where the cameras are all focused on the worst damage, to make a good backdrop for news coverage?
You’d think there wasn’t one couple in all of Africa that still had their children, and a ten by ten plot of land to live on.
Think of the tens of billions we siphon off our communities, to send to the continent. I’ll bet folks think our communities don’t need the funds too. Oh yes, we can raise taxes to take care of that. Never-mind...
Like anyone gives a sh&t.
This will qualify as “foreign policy experience”.
She and The Bubba took a six day tour of Africa in July? Did they stop in Libya? Does someone have diarrhea of the mouth and needs to shut up? Is someone leaking? I always think back to Hillary marching out on the White House lawn and declaring MADd to Republicans while supposedly promoting MADD. Soon thereafter, Republican leaders started dropping like flies from their leadership positions.
Yes, you’re right. And if need be, someone will be nudged to drop out so she can do it too.
Whether it’s oral or rectoral, A Clinton is on it
She’s doing her dooty.
I hear there are some new high level positions available in Libya.....
What some call murders, the Arkansans call “Job Opportunities”
Chelsea needs something on her resume that says “I care about blacks” before running for public office.
Hello. My uncle, the honorable Charles Obango, passed away due to a severe diarrhea attack that exploded his Depends. Fortunately, he had 43 million dollars in his Bank of Nigeria account which, due to government regulations, cannot be removed from the country by Nigerian citizens. However, if you send us your bank account number and information, we can wire transfer it to your account. For this service we will provide you a remuneration of 25% of the total. Thank you.
What a schtick!!! A cause for humanity she can help win by staying home!!
Ole Webb is pretty low profile these days. I assume he’s trying to avoid Arkancide.
Yep, that Monty-zoomers revenge can really spoil Chelsee’s vacation. Jimmy Cotter knows.
The real irony is that crapping oneself to death is no laughing matter, but the MSM is just eating it up and keeps the coverup going every chance they get. People with their eyes open see that the emperor has no clothes. The ones wearing rose colored glasses still think that he is the second coming. So the real question is, ‘is Chelsea handing out immodium AD?’.
That hadn't entered my mind but I think you hit it.
With all the problems around our Country and the world, why diarrhea in Nigeria??
I’m no fan of the Clintons, but I agree. Good for her for bringing attention and trying to help in this situation.
I hope the publicity helps.
She might be well-qualified.
She spent her whole life with 2 people who are really full of crap.
ROFL..............Great wipeup, uh, I mean write up.
It will be a run all right...for the roses.
Churchill Downs, May 2013.