Ethiopia

Ethiopia launches UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS Campaign

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Ethiopian Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie with young people at the double launch of UNICEF's global UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS Campaign and Ethiopia's national 'Campaign For Vulnerable Children', in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 25 October 2005 – Haile Gebrselassie, one of the greatest distance runners of all time, helped to launch UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS in Ethiopia.

Mr. Gebrselassie spoke with young people and signed a quilt at the launch, which coincided with the launch of Ethiopia’s national ‘Campaign for Vulnerable Children’, and which was held in Africa Hall

Richard Mabala, head of Youth, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection for UNICEF Ethiopia, emphasized that children had to be placed at the forefront of the fight against AIDS.

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Haile Gebrselassie signs UNICEF’s campaign quilt for vulnerable children, at the launch event.
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