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24 octobre 2006

Youssou N'Dour to Visit IntraHealth International

World Music Star Youssou N'Dour to Visit North Carolina-based IntraHealth International

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 24 (AScribe Newswire) -- On Monday, Oct. 30, Grammy Award winning singer Youssou N'Dour will visit North Carolina-based IntraHealth International to launch the Youssou N'Dour Fund at IntraHealth, a new partnership to promote better health in Africa. To generate fundraising and program-related activities for the Fund, the creation of which was announced at the United Nations this spring, N'Dour will give concerts and sponsor other events.

The Fund is the brainchild of N'Dour and IntraHealth CEO Pape A. Gaye, both natives of Dakar, Senegal. Initiatives developed through the fund will combine N'Dour's passions for working with African youth and promoting malaria prevention with IntraHealth's long track record of successfully implementing health projects in Africa.

About Youssou N'Dour ( Named "African Artist of the Century" in 2000 by Folk Roots magazine, Youssou N'Dour has been a major influence in the growing international popularity of African music. He burst onto the international scene in the 1980s on a concert tour with Peter Gabriel. A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1991, N'Dour organized "Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert," in March 2005 in Dakar to increase public awareness of malaria prevention; a movie of the concert was released this year. N'Dour makes his acting debut in the film Amazing Grace, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.

About IntraHealth ( An independent not-for-profit organization headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, IntraHealth International has served the public health needs of developing countries since 1979, when it was founded as the Intrah program of the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine. IntraHealth works with health care leaders, health care providers and communities to increase access to good health care for the people most in need. Currently working in 23 countries, IntraHealth has offices in Armenia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.

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