In 2014, actress, model and television host, Anne Curtis was appointed a UNICEF celebrity advocate for children in 2014.
Today in Manila, UNICEF conferred the formal title of UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador to Curtis and TV host and producer, Daphne Oseña Paez.
Since being a celebrity advocate, Curtis’ projects included the Heroes for Children runs to support children’s First 1,000 Days, fundraising through international marathons, and a children’s book that encourages reading and instilling confidence in one’s self.
“I am honored and committed to raising awareness on the issues and rights of children. Children should be our priority and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they have a bright future ahead of them. There is still much more to be done but I believe we all can play our part to bring smiles to children’s faces,” she says.
Now, with measles surging in the Philippines and outbreak declarations being issued in the National Capital Region (NCR) and elsewhere in Luzon and the Visayas, Curtis sees a role a vaccine advocate and promoting immunizations in children.
“This is why it is important to have proper immunization and dealing with the parents and healthcare workers and centers,” said Curtis.
“It should be a priority because I understand that a lot of children are getting affected by the measles outbreak,” the “It’s Showtime” host added.