Liya Kebede is a supermodel, actress, designer and philanthropist. She is the Founder of the Liya Kebede Foundation, an Advisory Board member for the Mother’s Day every Day campaign and a former goodwill Ambassador for the World health organization’s maternal and child health programme.
Her namesake foundation is committed to ensuring that every woman, without exception, has access to lifesaving care. Kebede’s programme works to educate policy makers and support programmes that save lives, in partnership with governments, alternative organizations, and affected communities.
The focus is on the strategic coordination and deployment of all possible resources, from skilled doctors and midwives, to ambulances, clean sheets and basic medical tools. Says Liya, “We are dedicated to saving the next generation of mothers.”