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Chelsea Clinton eyes international health schemes in father's foundation, advocates gay rights

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    Chelsea Clinton from the Clinton Foundation addresses the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. The three day conference will focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women and ensuring their rights remain top priorities now, and for decades to come. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)The Associated Press

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    Chelsea Clinton from the Clinton Foundation addresses the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. The three day conference will focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women and ensuring their rights remain top priorities now, and for decades to come. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)The Associated Press

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    Chelsea Clinton from the Clinton Foundation addresses the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. The three day conference will focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women and ensuring their rights remain top priorities now, and for decades to come. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)The Associated Press

Chelsea Clinton says she plans to become increasingly involved in the international health projects of her father's foundation and to speak out for gay rights.

The only child of former President Bill Clinton told The Associated Press that her focus will be on the Clinton Foundation's work in various countries, especially linked to health.

Clinton said Tuesday on the sidelines of a women's conference in Malaysia that she hopes to return to Southeast Asia, specifically Myanmar, where the foundation will work with local authorities to distribute medicine and health products, including HIV drugs and child vaccines, at cheaper prices.

Clinton visited Myanmar earlier this week at the start of initiative to provide water purification packets to areas with unsafe water supplies.