These are no doubt harvest time for beautiful Nollywood actress, producer and director, Stephanie Linus, as the celebrated actress is having bountiful harvest this New Year, 2017. The Ngor Okpala, Imo State born actress, who was recently announced as the brand ambassador to an American Oat meal brand, has hit another major endorsement for her brand, as she has just been announced as the Regional Maternal Health Ambassador for West and Central Africa by United Nations Population Fund (UNPF).
The Deputy Representative of UNPF (United Nation Population Fund), Dr. Eugene Kongnyuy, said Linus was chosen based on her obvious passion for women and children, coupled with the fact that she is a multiple award winning actress who is popular and loved by many.
At an event in Lagos to mark International Women’s Day and unveil the ambassador, Kongnyuy said the new ambassador would help to advocate maternal health, raise awareness and advance the cause of the UNPF, which include family planning, need to put an end to child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
He noted, however, that the West and Central Africa region has the highest record of maternal deaths in the world, noting that more needed to be done to bring an end to the scourge.
In her response, Stephanie appreciated the organization for considering her worthy and promised to give it her best. In her words; “As a woman and mother, I believe every woman has the right to be beautiful, the right to health and the right to support her children to achieve their potential.
“It pleases me to know that these concerns are encapsulated in UNPF’s mandate to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.”