Entertainment News, May 13): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been appointed by the World Health Organisation as its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region.
Big B was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis to spread awareness about the disease.
Reacting about this Bachchan said that, “As someone who has suffered or is still suffering from Hepatitis due to a blood transfusion, and as someone who was detected with the disease many years later, I have realised that how disabling it can be if it is not detected in time and is not timely cured.”
This is the first formal association between WHO and Bachchan, who served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Polio in India.
(KK, Inputs: ANI)