Clintons receive public health awards from Harvard

Posted: 10/24/13 at 8:40 am EDT      Last Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:19 pm EDT

BOSTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton have been honored during the Harvard School of Public Health's centennial celebration.

The former president and two world health leaders received Centennial Medals at Thursday's ceremony in Boston.

Clinton told those gathered they live in an interdependent world and the best way to combat health challenges is through "networks of cooperation."

Also honored were World Bank Group president and Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Jim Yong Kim and former Norwegian prime minister and World Health Organization director-general Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland.

Chelsea Clinton received the Next Generation Award.

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

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