Scarlett Johansson Visits AIDS Clinics in Rwanda
09/16/2008 AT 05:45 PM EDT
The actress, 23, made the journey with (RED), the initiative to help fight AIDS in Africa through business and consumer power.
"It was important for me to come here and see the issues we're up against firsthand," Johansson says in a statement. "I came here with an open mind, wanting to listen, understand and learn; I leave with the overwhelming understanding that the small action of making a (RED) choice in your purchases ... has an enormous impact on the lives of people in countries like Rwanda."
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