Mark Pengeli/Malaria no longer in the UK
The technology was used to advertise him for up to 70 years.
David Beckham is the face of a new campaign against malaria, a deadly disease that affects hundreds of millions of people every year.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 400,000 people will have died from the disease by 2019.
The video shows Beckham as a much older man talking occasionally in the future, when the disease will no longer exist.
The Malaria No More ad in the UK is intended to encourage people around the world to continue their efforts to get rid of the disease once and for all.
Beckham has been involved in charity work since 2009 and says this is what really interests him because he is a huge child killer.
He says that his own children asked him if the disease could really be over in their lives and he told them that it could, with a lot of teamwork, a lot of leadership and a lot of work, and we all have it.
What is malaria? It’s a disease caused by a parasite that spreads a certain type of mosquito – Anofel, which bites people at night.
Most cases occur in Africa and the disease is particularly harmful to young children.
Why is this a big problem? Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases on earth, killing hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Is it treatable? Malaria is preventable and curable. The best way to prevent people from suffering from this disease is to protect them from mosquito bites.
Special mosquito nets, insecticides and mosquito repellents help to stop human pests.
What are the developments in the fight against malaria?
In the meantime, there is a vaccine against the disease, which reduces the number of cases by about 40%.
In 2019 it was used for three years in African countries – Malawi, Kenya and Ghana.
In May 2020, scientists discovered a microbe that fully protects mosquitoes against malaria.
The team in Kenya and the United Kingdom said the discovery had great potential to combat the disease. Because if mosquitoes aren’t infected, they can’t transmit the disease to humans if they bite them.
A study carried out in 2019 by a group of scientists, the Lancet Commission for the Eradication of Malaria, states that malaria could be eradicated within a generation, but that many international efforts are needed to achieve this goal.
According to the WHO, the number of deaths due to the disease has fallen by 60% since 2000 and more than 7 million lives have been saved, but it is estimated that more investment in the fight against malaria is needed to eradicate the disease by 2050.
What have the governments done?
In 2016, the British government committed itself to spend £500 million a year until March 2021 to combat malaria.
In April 2018, under the title Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), a major meeting of heads of state and government from around the world took place, which also hosted the Malaria Summit.
Leaders have agreed on a joint commitment to spend billions of dollars to halve the incidence of malaria in the Commonwealth by 2023.
Serena’s flying. Malaria is no longer in Britain
Serena almost died of malaria when she was little. She’s now Malaria No More UK Junior Champion.
Serena Mukhi almost died of malaria at the age of two when she lived in Lagos, Nigeria. Fortunately, she was treated and was able to recover.
Then she decided to help others and at the age of seven she started working as a malaria activist to raise money for the purchase of mosquito nets and malaria treatments for her community members.
At the age of 10 she moved to London and continued to try to raise awareness and contribute to the fight against the disease.
Malaria almost cost me my life, so now I’m trying to end it, she said.
She says she believes the disease can be destroyed forever if people all over the world work together: We really need to play our part as world citizens… Malaria eradication is at the top of the list – we can do it in our lives.