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Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea to be honored at Harvard

Former President Bill Clinton, and his daughter, Chelsea, will be among the dignitaries honored next month at the Harvard School of Public Health as the institution celebrates its 100th anniversary.

In an announcement Monday, the school said Centennial Medals, a one-time award specially developed to commemorate the 100-year anniversary, honors a “select number of individuals whose creative minds and effective leadership have had an enormous global impact, improving the health and well-being of millions of people around the world.”

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Also slated to receive Centennial Medals in a ceremony Oct. 24 are two Harvard alumni:

· Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, and co-founder of Partners in Health

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· Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of the World Health Organization.

Chelsea Clinton will receive the school’s newly-created Next Generation Award, also developed to mark the centennial celebration. The award, the school said, honors an individual under age 40 whose “leadership and commitment to health as a human right inspires all young people to make “health for all” a global priority.”

Chelsea Clinton is vice chair of her family’s Clinton Foundation, which includes initiatives to improve global health, such as campaigns to make diagnosis and treatment of HIV, AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis more affordable in developing countries.

klazar@globe.com@GlobeKayLazar
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