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Published on January 25, 2008
Filed Under Green Report / Media
Little known fact: soccer stud David Beckham has been a UNICEF ambassador for seven years! As if being married to Posh Spice wasn’t sufficiently time-consuming. And evidently his humanitarianism is not just a front – the father of three recently flew to Sierra Leone, an impoverished African country with the world’s highest child death rate, to show his support and offer suggestions.
“We can’t turn a blind eye to the tens of thousands of young children who die every day in the developing world mostly from causes that are preventable,” Beckham said. “In Sierra Leone, one in four children dies before reaching their fifth birthday — it’s shocking and tragic especially when the solutions are simple.”
The solutions, he says, include vaccinating against measles and using a mosquito net to reduce exposure to malaria.
Beckham spent four days in Sierra Leone. What a giver. First he’s kind enough to share his wife with the world and now this. Keep it up, Becks!
(via the Agence France-Presse)