Pau Gasol Visits HIV Patients in Angola as UNICEF Ambassador 

National Basketball Association superstar and UNICEF Spain Goodwill Ambassador Pau Gasol recently visited Angola to see firsthand the country's fight against HIV/AIDS and UNICEF's programs to support children and families affected by the disease.

One of Gasol's very first visits was to the Luanda Children's Hospital. Accompanied by hospital staff and the UNICEF Angola team, he met with children and their mothers. Gasol was saddened to see many children hospitalized with illnesses such as malaria, malnutrition, meningitis and HIV/AIDS.

"It is extremely hard to witness children's suffering here," he said, "especially in some cases when this is due to preventable causes."

Read the rest of this UNICEF account about Pau Gasol's good works.

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