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President Clinton Highlights MWW Group at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative for its 'Stop Neglected Tropical Disease' Campaign
Date:10/17/2007

Agency's Pro Bono Initiative Aims to Mobilize $25 Million to Eliminate

Diseases of Poverty Afflicting the Poorest of the Poor

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MWW Group (http://www.mww.com), one of the nation's top ten public relations firms, was highlighted by President Bill Clinton on September 27 at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) for its key role in the fight against diseases of poverty and the devastation of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). As pro bono agency of record for the Sabin Vaccine Institute, MWW Group is in the second year of a multi-year donation of $1 million in public relations, advocacy, development and capacity building counsel and services to Sabin. The agency created the "STOP NTDs" campaign to raise $25 million to control and prevent neglected tropical diseases, the most common afflictions of one billion of the world's poorest people-more than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. In addition to killing more than 500,000 people per year, NTDs blind, disfigure, disable and are a prime contributing factor to the ongoing cycle of poverty and stigmatization that leave millions unable to work or participate in family and community life.

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As he inaugurated the STOP NTDs campaign, President Clinton presented a "certificate of commitment" to Michael W. Kempner, President and CEO of MWW Group and Chairman of Sabin, in addition to Sabin's President, Dr. Peter Hotez, and Dikembe Mutombo, NBA star and campaign ambassador. The certificate formalizes the pledge by Sabin, MWW Group, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and partnering organizations to "improve childhood development, school attendance and performance, maternal health, and economic growth in the poorest countries through the laun
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