Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede has been named a goodwill ambassador for the UNITED NATION's WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO).
Kebede, 26, says, "Having lived in Ethiopia, I've known a lot of women who have died in childbirth.
"It's almost even normal to hear that women are going to die giving birth. But there are actually solutions, it's not like a cancer we can't cure - we actually have treatments."
WHO chief Doctor LEE JONG-WOOK adds, "Liya is a perfect ambassador for this issue. Not only is she a young woman and a working mother - she is an Ethiopian who has risen to the top of her industry."09/03/2005 17:51