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/ Source: NBC News

NAIROBI, Kenya —Chelsea Clinton shared an intimate moment with a 7-month-old baby on Thursday while observing the work of the Clinton Foundation at a hospital in Kenya.

After being handed the child at the Mbagathi District Hospital, in the capital Nairobi, Clinton told the baby's mother: "I have a 7-month-old at home and I miss her very much."

Speaking to reporters after the visit, she said she would be "grateful and proud to have my daughter, Charlotte, treated by the doctors and nurses that I met today."

Clinton was visiting the hospital to see the work carried out by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which is part of the nonprofit Clinton Foundation. CHAI helps to educate families about zinc and oral re-hydration salts in treating diarrhea — the second biggest cause of child deaths around the world.

Clinton also paid tribute to the "remarkable work that is driven by the Kenyan government in ensuring that child mortality is in the past for Kenya." She added: "We see that very clearly here in the hospital."

The visit was part of a nine-day tour of projects in Africa supported by the Clinton Foundation. The tour, with her father and former President Bill Clinton, has already been to Tanzania, and after Kenya will go on to Liberia and Morocco.

- Chapman Bell