Last month Salma, 42, was honored along with Debra Messing, Uma Thurman and others at the 3rd Annual Smart Cookie Awards, which recognize “the symbiotic relationship between motherhood and citizenship.” The Frida star says that becoming a mother inspired her need to help other moms and children around the world.
“I started working with UNICEF on raising money for and awareness of the tetanus-vaccination campaign. Tetanus doesn’t really exist in the United States, but it’s still a threat in remote parts of the world, especially to new mothers and infants. By getting the vaccines to these places that need them and by training the locals in how to administer them, we can eliminate tetanus in three to five years. It can be history.”View Slideshow »»