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2008

The Green Family Foundation Joins Forces With The Earth Institute At Columbia University And The University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine To Support First Millennium Village In Haiti

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Commitment at 2008 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Will Continue Support to the First Millennium Village in the Western Hemisphere in Haiti

NEW YORK, September 26, 2008 - The Green Family Foundation (www.greenff.org), a private, non-profit organization that supports social programs dedicated to improving global health and elevating universal socio-economic conditions, announced today that it has joined forces with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to fight extreme poverty, hunger and disease in rural Haiti. The Millennium Villages Project in Haiti, which was launched in 2007 and began operations in January 2008, is being heralded by President William Jefferson Clinton at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative. The partnership will also work directly with Haitian President René Préval and his distinguished colleagues to help further solutions to Haiti's many challenges at the national level.  First launched in 2004 in Kenya by the Earth Institute, the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is a community-driven development program tackling the toughest challenges of extreme poverty in order to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Currently there are 80 Millennium Villages in 10 African countries, affecting the lives of nearly half a million people. This collaboration supports the first MVP in the Western Hemisphere.

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