UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Audrey Hepburn smiles as she takes a group of children for a ride in a rickshaw in Bangladesh.
From 18 to 24 October, 1989, Audrey Hepburn visited Bangladesh, travelling to several regions of the country to review UNICEF programmes. Programmes include: support for the installation of 750,000 tube wells; the provision of 14 million school textbooks; support for a national vaccination campaign against six immuno-preventable diseases; distribution of vitamin A to strengthen immune systems; and the provision of iodized salt to prevent deficiencies that cause goitre and cretinism. On concluding her visit, Ms. Hepburn said, “The economy of this young, only 18-year-old nation may have been impoverished by war, famine and floods, but it has untold wealth in the resilience and resourcefulness of its bright, active, talented people and their willingness to help themselves”.
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