Salma Hayek leads new UNICEF campaign against tetanus

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Washington, Oct 3 : Mexican/Lebanese actress Salma Hayek is leading a new UNICEF campaign, which aims at aiding young African mums fight tetanus.

Hayek, who is a charity worker and new mum, had on a recent fact-finding mission to West Africa come across teenagers who were making the effort to stay healthy.

The actress was so impressed by their efforts that she felt compelled to tell Americans what she had witnessed.

Hayek revealed, at the press conference for the Pampers' tetanus vaccine programme on September 2, that she was stunned by the efforts being made to eradicate the disease in Sierra Leone, where she also met with tetanus victims.

"One of the things that was very moving about the trip was to see 15-year-old girls, really young, taking responsibility for their lives and their children before they're born by saying, 'I am going to be healthy, I am going to take this vaccination'," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

"I had no idea how much this was going to really personally move me," she added.

The Pampers powers at parent company Procter and Gamble who are behind the new tetanus initiative have pledged to give UNICEF the money for one tetanus vaccine for every pack of specially marked diapers the company it sells before the end of the year (08).

ANI

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