Paltrow joins AIDS campaign

February 28th, 2008 - 11:55 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has done the narration for a short Unicef film to save newborn babies from AIDS. Paltrow was asked to take part in the project by Jemima, former wife of Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan, reports.

Paltrow said: “According to Unicef, a baby is born with HIV almost every minute of every day somewhere in the world. The virus is passed from mother to child during the birth or pregnancy. I have just found out that this can be prevented for less than $2, yet very few women in the poorer countries of the world can get the medicine they need to ensure their baby is born free from HIV.

“I hope that this new short film will raise awareness and funds about this issue and Unicef will be able to reach every woman with the vital care and medicines they need.”

Jemima added: “I asked Gwyneth if she would agree to do the voiceover for the film as she is a mother with a global profile, who I know is a supporter of Unicef.”

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