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Message To Help In The UN Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Tennis Star Serves Up A Video Message To Help In The UN Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The world’s top tennis player, Switzerland’s Roger Federer, has recorded a public service announcement for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help in its campaign against the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

Federer – who became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in April – recorded the 30-second message in English and French that was released in New York yesterday and is now available for use by broadcasters around the world.

“Every minute of every day, a child under the age of 15 dies of an AIDS-related illness,” Federer says in the video message. “HIV/AIDS is threatening children as never before – everywhere, every day.”

The message was recorded as part of a campaign, “Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS,” that started in October last year and is also supported by other UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, including Shakira, Pierce Brosnan, Amitabh Bachchan and Angelique Kidjo.


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