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Hillary Clinton awarded honorary doctorate in Sweden

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by Associated Press

STOCKHOLM Sweden
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been awarded an honorary
doctorate of medicine at Sweden’s
Goteborg University
for her efforts to improve health care in the United
States, officials said Thursday.

The Sahlgrenska Academy
at Goteborg University
cited Clinton’s “strong
commitment” to health issues, including her efforts to raise awareness of
problems related to obesity.

“She has attracted particular attention for her work to
improve conditions for children at risk as well as her efforts to improve
health care in the United States,”
the citation said.

Professor Olle Larko, dean of the academy, said the
university’s decision was based on merit and was not related to the former
first lady’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

“There are no political values in our decision,”
Larko said.

He said Clinton
would receive the honorary doctorate in a ceremony later this year, but the
date and location had not been determined.

The citation said Clinton
had “gained strong support for her work to raise awareness of the
increased health problems linked to obesity, poor diet and physical
inactivity.”

“Her active support for medical research is also of
great significance,” the citation said.


– Associated Press



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