Salma Hayek Promotes Tetanus Shots in Asia and Africa
The actress is the spokeswoman for a program in partnership with Pampers and UNICEF
Just months after becoming a mother, Salma Hayek is back to work, but not necessarily as an actress. The 41-year-old Ugly Betty (ABC) producer is now the spokeswoman for the “One Pack = One Vaccine” initiative, a program that aims to provide tetanus shots for underprivileged mothers and infants in Asia and Africa, reports AP.
The program stipulates that for every pack of Pampers diapers sold in the United States and Canada between April 1 and June 30 this year, the company will give a donation to UNICEF for one maternal or neonatal tetanus vaccine.
“In our own small way, this is an opportunity for moms like me here in North America to help other mothers on a global level,” the mother of Valentina Paloma, born last September, said in a press release. “I'm honored to work with Pampers and UNICEF to help raise awareness of this important program.”
According to reports, the initiative had a successful launch in England in 2006 and has already provided more than 25 million vaccines for mothers and their children in developing countries. The goal of the campaign this time around is to supply at least 27 million vaccines with the help of the popular actress's support.