Salma Hayek wants to destroy tetanus globally

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Tbdsalmahayek100308 Salma Hayek has had enough of just mommying her own child, Valentina -- she needs to be a mommy for the world. So the hotness is taking up a UNICEF campaign to eradicate tetanus is moms and babies globally in four years.

Hayek, a paid spokeswoman for Pampers' tetanus vaccine program, recounted her experiences during a recent trip to the West African nation of Sierra Leone, where she met with tetanus victims.

"One of the things that was very moving about the trip was to see 15-year-old girls, really young, taking responsibility for their lives and their children before they're born by saying 'I am going to be healthy, I am going to take this vaccination,'" she told journalists at the UN on Thursday. "I had no idea how much this was going to really personally move me."

The Pampers-UNICEF partnership has already provided over 50 million vaccines to mothers and babies in developing countries, where tetanus kills up to 140,000 infants and 30,000 women each year, according to the U.N. agency. As far as Hayek is concerned, we can't think of too many others we'd be willing to give us a shot.

[Photo: AP]

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