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Mandy Moore visits Cameroon to encourage foreign aid

September 9, 2011

Mandy Moore, actress, singer and humanitarian, recently returned from a trip to Cameroon, where she helped hand out long-lasting anti-malaria mosquito nets. She worked with Nothing but Nets - a United Nations-funded program - global health organization Population Services International (PSI) and a bipartisan congressional delegation to promote disease prevention and foreign aid, according to CBS News. Moore has been working with PSI for a few years now, and encourages everyone to help in the fight against diseases such as malaria tuberculosis and HIV.

"Every 45 seconds a child dies of malaria and this is the number one leading cause of death here in Cameroon," Miss Moore said during an interview with The Cable, according to National Public Radio. "I'm here with this bipartisan congressional delegation to learn how this net distribution actually happens."

In addition to meeting with representatives of other aid organizations, Moore had the opportunity to talk with Prime Minister Philemon Yang and Andre Mama Fouda, the minister of public health.

People can use international phone cards to make calls to Cameroon to talk to their loved ones about Moore's recent visit, or to contact healthcare programs to find out how they can help. 

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