Entertainment | Celebrity

Charlize Theron urges Aids action from world VIPs

‘The fight is far from over,’ film star warns

  • AP
  • Published: 10:32 January 23, 2013
  • Tabloid

Charlize Theron
  • Image Credit: AFP
  • Charlize Theron

Film star Charlize Theron says the world’s business and political leaders need to do more in the fight to eradicate Aids.

She accepted an award on Tuesday for her humanitarian work at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Theron, a UN Messenger of Peace and founder of an African outreach foundation, says she’s impressed by the “brain trust” at the forum. She says “I feel like I’m getting smarter by osmosis.”

But Theron emphasised the devastating effect that Aids has had on her native South Africa and the entire African continent. “The fight is far from over,” she warned.

Aids and other global health issues are among the strategic concerns of the more than 2,500 political, economic and business leaders meeting at the Davos forum.

Covering everything from entertainment and lifestyle

Tabloid
Lifestyle & Entertainment columnists
  • Russell Hemmings
    Life the Hemmings way

    Life coach Russell Hemmings on fears, anxieties and the human psyche demystified

  • Uma Ghosh Deshpande
    The Dubai Insider

    Uma Ghosh Deshpande guides you through the city’s society gatherings and inspiring stories

  • Bharat Thakur
    Yoga for you

    Bharat Thakur guides you through practices and wisdom of this ancient science of exercising

  • Gaby Doman
    Gaby Doman: Notes to myself

    The everyday ups and downs of being a modern woman, according to this globetrotter

  • Pratyush Sarup
    Design diary

    Dubai-based interior designer Pratyush Sarup lets us in on the world of design

Entertainment Editor's choice
Quick Links

  1. Business

  2. Sport

  3. The latest Entertainment news

  4. The latest Lifestyle stories

  5. Blogs

  6. Opinion

In Entertainment

  1. Books

  2. Celebrity

  3. Latest film and cinema news

  4. Gaming

  5. Internet

  6. Music

  7. Performing and Visual Arts

  8. Television

Latest in Entertainment

  1. Celebs, commoners in same queues to vote

  2. Salman Khan fittest of all actors: Poll

  3. Yandamuri: writing remake was ‘challenging’

  4. On D-Day, Kim wants balcony-like royal wedding

  5. Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy