Clintons to get public health awards from Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are being honored during the Harvard School of Public Health’s centennial celebration.

At Thursday’s ceremony in Boston, the former president will receive a Centennial Medal along with two world health leaders. Also being honored are Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group and co-founder of Partners in Health, and Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization.

Chelsea Clinton will receive the Next Generation Award.

The Centennial Medals honor people whose leadership has had a significant global impact, improving the health and well-being of people around the world.

The Next Generation Award honors someone under 40 whose commitment to health inspires young people to make “health for all” a global priority. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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