Hayek new pitchwoman for vaccine program

Updated: 2008-01-10 08:51

Actor Salma Hayek arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York, in this May, 7, 2007, file photo.[Agencies]


New mom Salma Hayek also has a new job: spokeswoman for the "One PackOne Vaccine" program, which will provide tetanus shots for needy mothers and their infants in Africa and Asia.

For every pack of Pampers diapers sold in the United States and Canada between April 1 and June 30, the company will donate funding 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 41-year-old actress said in a statement Wednesday.

Hayek's daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, was born in September.

The Pampers-UNICEF partnership has already provided more than 25 million vaccines to moms and babies in developing countries, where tetanus kills 140,000 infants and 30,000 women each year, according to UNICEF.



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