Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s ambassadorship for UNICEF has been extended for another two years and will be working on eradicating measles and rubella infections for children.
Bachchan, who had served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Polio in India, took to Twitter to share the news. “My ambassadorship for Unicef extended for another two years after success of polio drive, now working for MR inoculation for kids,” he wrote.
T 2494 – My ambassadorship for UNICEF extended for another 2 years .. after success of POLIO drive, now working for MR inoculation for kids pic.twitter.com/TC4d3YTOF9
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 23, 2017
Amitabh also took to his blog to share his excitement with his fans, who he fondly calls his ‘extended family’. “There is the Unicef… The UN Ambassadorship getting extended for another two years to work for the cause of the MR inoculation. MR not as in mister, but measles and rubella infections,” he wrote.
The World Health Organisation also appointed Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.
The 74-year-old veteran actor has been supporting and promoting various health and related issues in the country such as childhood immunisation programme, tuberculosis and Clean India campaign.