Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan has joined the effort to end neglected tropical diseass in India.
"The Global Network of Neglected Tropical Diseases has chosen actor Abhishek Bachchan as brand ambassador of its campaign 'END7', which aims to eliminate seven tropical diseases by 2020.
Abhishek's appointment makes him the third in a family of actors to endorse health-related initiatives. Amitabh Bachchan is the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF's polio eradication campaign while Abhishek's wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is the goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS. "I want to ensure that no child has to suffer needlessly. As a parent, I am deeply moved by the devastating toll of NTDs on children," Abhishek said."