Charlize Theron-CNNvideoAcademy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron has a starring role in her homeland of South Africa — helping prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Despite recent success in combating the disease — a 63% drop in new infections among the youth —  around 5.6 million South Africans have HIV. To prevent the disease from coming back again, Theron believes the key lies in empowering African youth at a grassroots level.

She recently traveled to the province of Kwazulu Natal with The Global Fund, a financing institution that aims to “prevent, treat and care for people with HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.”

(WATCH the segment of African Voices, or READ the story from CNN)

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