MATERNAL HEALTH ADVOCATE.
MOTHER. ACTRESS. MODEL.
“I think women are amazing. They are intelligent, intuitive, can multitask, and do it all gracefully.”
– Liya Kebede
Liya is the founder of the Liya Kebede Foundation, an Advisory Board member for the “Mother's Day, Every Day” campaign, and was a Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organization's maternal and child health program for the past six years. In 2005, WHO named her its Goodwill Ambassador for maternal, newborn and child health. During her time as a WHO ambassador, she was a vocal advocate for health, empowerment and development causes impacting women. In 2006, she founded the Liya Kebede Foundation, which raises awareness, promotes proven, low‐cost interventions, which reduce maternal and child mortality, and educates health workers. Her Foundation works closely with well‐respected organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, the White Ribbon Alliance and the Fistula Foundation, combining international advocacy with on‐the-ground work in affected areas.
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