Underwood delivered bed nets and backpacks with school supplies at an orphanage. The bed nets help prevent people being bitten by mosquitoes and contracting malaria. She later visited a health center helping pregnant women with malaria counseling and treatment.
Africa has been the focus of Kenny Alphin of Big & Rich fame as well. He has visited Darfur to publicize the slaughter of residents in that region of Sudan. He also staged a concert in Nashville to publicize the problems.
Both deserve much credit for giving a higher profile to such causes. It's a lot easier to do a hometown or Nashville-based benefit - of course, those also are commendable - but to go to Africa and make a big statement is particularly deserving of praise.
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