Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Supermodel Liya Kebede Named UN's Goodwill Ambassador

CNN.com -- Supermodel Liya Kebede, best known as the face of cosmetics giant Estee Lauder, has been named a goodwill ambassador by the U.N. health agency.

The Ethiopian-born model said Monday she hoped her efforts for the World Health Organization would raise awareness of the difficulties mothers and children face in the developing world -- where millions die each year, often from easily preventable conditions.

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Officials scramble to halt the spread of polio in Ethiopia. It had been polio-free since 2002.

Humanitarian crises continue in Afar; new cases of measles are being reported.

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