Last week, our patron Victoria Beckham spent three days visiting HIV projects in South Africa. The newly appointed UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador was keen to learn more at first-hand about the challenges in preventing transmission of HIV from mums to their babies and so joined the Foundation on a fact finding mission, see work the Foundation has funded in Johannesburg.
During her trip, Victoria met mothers and babies in townships, community youth centres, clinics and hospitals. All projects are making a meaningful contribution to saving the lives of mums and babies. Victoria said “As a mother I want nothing but a healthy future for my children and that’s all any mother would wish for.”
Anne Aslett, Executive Director at the Elton John AIDS Foundation who accompanied Victoria on the trip said “It was fantastic to see how Victoria connected with young women, young mothers and their children. Her energy and commitment to engage and learn from everyone we met was inspiring. I want to personally thank Victoria for the recent trip and we have many plans to work with her again in the future. “