As a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Victoria Beckham will focus on eliminating the transmission of the HIV virus that causes AIDS from mothers to their children, as well as improving access to antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected women.
Victoria Beckham added that she planned more trips to explore the problem "on-the-spot" and figure out how to help.
The most of AIDS infected people are concentrated in the south of the Sahara. In 2013, there was recorded 24.7 million HIV-infected women, accounting for 58% of the people in the area. In this case, 85% of HIV-infected people of the total population are pregnant women.
These data indicate that in 2013 one third of the pregnant women living with HIV do not have an access to essential medicines, and about 240 000 children were infected with the virus. Over the past five years, the access to antiretroviral therapy for pregnant women with HIV contributed to the birth of 900,000 healthy children.
It is to be recalled Victoria Beckham also donates to charity. In August, 600 of her accessories were sold at the charity auction to raise funds aimed at drawing public attention to the problem of HIV transmission from mothers to their children, in particular, in the south of the Sahara.