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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for Unicef extended for two years

The Bollywood superstar, who is a tuberculosis and hepatitis B conqueror, has been associated with various health campaigns

Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for Unicef has been extended.
Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for Unicef has been extended.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for Unicef has been extended for another two years and will be working on eradicating measles and rubella infections for children.

Amitabh, who is a tuberculosis and hepatitis B conqueror, has been associated with various health campaigns like polio, hepatitis B, tuberculosis and diabetes.

The 74-year-old thespian on Sunday night took to Twitter to celebrate the news.

Amitabh also took to his blog to share his excitement with his fans, who he fondly calls his "extended family".

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"There is the Unicef … The UN Ambassadorship getting extended for another two years to work for the cause of the MR inoculation. MR not as in mister, but measles and rubella infections," he wrote.

* IANS