Milano Fronts for Neglected Tropical Diseases

6/28/2007 1:58 PM PDT

Milano Fronts for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Alyssa Milano has been named the Global Network's Ambassador for the control of something called Neglected Tropical Diseases. Time to get that rash you got on spring break checked out!

The 34-year-old hottress has taken on the role of raising awareness of NTDs. No glove no love?! What are NTDs you ask? They are 13 chronic and disabling bacterial and parasitic infections known as "diseases of poverty," which afflict about one billion people around the world. Who knew? Exactly!

Milano is so committed to the cause that she even donated $250,000 of her own dollars toward buying safe, effective and inexpensive drugs to combat NTDs.

If only Paris would do the same for claustrophobia!