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Mandy Moore-HIV/AIDS Activist

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Mandy Moore is an American singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer. Moore became famous as a teenager in the late 1990s, after the release of her teen pop albums. Trivia: Most recently Moore provided the voice of Rapunzel in Tangled. In April 2011, she ranked 5th in People‘s annual Most Beautiful issue.

She is an Ambassador for PSI, (Population Services International) a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious health challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, contaminated water and threats to maternal and child health.

Here’s a piece from her travels. After taking a trip to Cameroon, I saw first hand the horrors of AIDS in that country alone.  As I played with the kids and marveled at their curiosity and excitement as they tightly grabbed my hand – a strange visitor touring their home – it was clear that many of these children had been seriously affected by HIV.

Country-wide in Cameroon there are 330,000 children who have lost at least one parent to HIV/AIDS, classifying them as AIDS orphans. Globally this statistic is more than sixteen and a half million children. That’s more than twice as many people as in the entire state of Virginia. And 90% of these kids are in sub-Saharan Africa. Here’s her recent public service video: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55260-mandy-moore-best-kept-secret-global-health-organization-psi

Great job Mandy for being a World Ambassdor and making a difference.

Tom Thayer

info: http://psihealthylives.com/2011/12/mandy-moore-the-tide-is-turning-against-hiv.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandy_Moore