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Victoria Beckham shares emotional images from UN trip to Soweto

October 14, 2014
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Victoria Beckham has shared some moving images from her time in Soweto, South Africa, as the new UN goodwill ambassador ffor AIDS charity UNAIDS, "In the last 3 years @ejaf have helped over 60,000 mothers give birth to HIV free babies." Victoria shared on her Twitter page to her millions of followers, with an attached picture of the mother-of-four holding a South African tot. In a second picture posted on Tuesday, Victoria posed with community workers at a local hospital which works with Anova Health Institute, which supports HIV facilities across South Africa in developing skills, resources and strengthening the systems.

In the last 3 years @ejaf have helped over 60,000 mothers give birth to HIV free babies. X vb

— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) October 14, 2014

A third snap showed Victoria discussing how best to protect young babies from HIV with local women. Victoria was named UN goodwill ambassador only two weeks ago, and during her speech told the audience: "I am mother and I am a woman. "I will do whatever I can to raise awareness."

Supporting community workers from @AnovaHealthSA at Bara Hospital x vb

— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) October 14, 2014

She continued: "I feel very passionate about this. I recently visited South Africa and was so touched by the women I met and felt inspired. I came home and I knew I had to do something. "It's taken me to get to 40 to realise I have a responsibility as a woman and as a mother," she added. "I would do anything for my children," she said in reference to her three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and her daughter Harper.

Visiting Nhlanhla in Soweto discussing the protection of babies against HIV x vb

— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) October 14, 2014

"And I think every woman has the right to health and every woman has the right to give their children a healthy future." The trip follows a visit to Cape Town in February as part of the Born Free initiative, which tackles the issue of HIV being transmitted from mothers to their children. A rep for Victoria told the Mail Online at the time: "It was a whirlwind trip, however Victoria was inspired and motivated by the wonderful people she met and will continue her support to help raise awareness of the objective to end mother to child transmission of HIV."

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