Victoria Beckham Teams With Vogue & Born Free to Help Eradicate HIV Transmission in South Africa

Posted Thursday April 24, 2014 4:58 PM GMT

Teaming up with powerhouse publication Vogue, Victoria Beckham headed to South Africa to meet with mothers and children living with HIV.

As a Born Free partner, the 40-year-old assisted with efforts to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother to child by 2015.

"Here is beautiful little Esmonic Marima. She is four years old, and I met her on the children's ward in Tygerberg,” Victoria shared along with a snapshot of her and a sick child. “She is suffering from chronic liver disease. I took stickers and hair clips for the children in hospital, and Esmonic particularly loved the pink hair clips!”

"Seeing all of the sick children was very upsetting, however, and I realized how truly blessed I am for the health of my own children,” Miss Beckham explained. "I hope by becoming an informed advocate for the cause, that the eradication of mother-to-infant HIV is just around the corner."

Victoria also appeared in a short clip about the initiative. Check it out below!

Photo Credit: Victoria Beckham

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