HIV-positive Kami and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon promote women and children’s health

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HIV-positive Kami and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon promote women and children’s health

23 October 2012

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Kami

Kami, a muppet from Takalani Sesame (South Africa's Sesame Street), who is openly living with HIV, joined the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in promoting children’s health. During a public service announcement Kami and Mr Ban talk about what they do to stay healthy including washing their hands before they eat, drinking plenty of clean water and exercising.

The video was produced by the Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street around the world, as part of its commitment to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children around the world.

“I am deeply grateful to Sesame Workshop for lending its creativity, passion and global popularity to Every Woman Every Child, which is working to save millions of lives,” said Ban Ki-moon. “I am proud to partner with Kami and her friends, who can advance the global health agenda around the world in ways I never could.  I hope others will join our global movement for the health of every woman and every child.”

I am proud to partner with Kami and her friends, who can advance the global health agenda around the world in ways I never could. I hope others will join our global movement for the health of every woman and every child

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Through this collaboration, Sesame Workshop aims to improve the lives of millions of women and children by uniquely harnessing the power of educational media and the Sesame Street Muppets to promote health awareness, knowledge and positive behavior change.

Every Woman Every Child is an unprecedented global movement, spearheaded by Mr Ban, to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children around the world. Working with a wide range of partners, the initiative aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children and improve the lives of millions more.