David Beckham has actually been digitally aged to appear as an older variation of himself in a project video to help prevent malaria deaths.
The previous England football captain is allegedly shown in his 70s in the clip, delivering a speech hailing the defeat of our “oldest and deadliest enemy” for the Malaria Should Die, So Millions Can Live project.
In an imagined future, Beckham, who’s in fact 45, proclaims “our world has altered” and “we have actually ended malaria”.
Discussing the brand-new campaign, Beckham said: “The fight versus malaria is a cause near my heart due to the fact that the illness remains a huge killer of children and we have the chance to change that in our life time.
” I’ve worked with Malaria No More UK given that 2009, supporting campaigns and assisting shine a light on the challenge.
” Their campaigns constantly utilize great imagination and innovation to attract attention to the problem and I’m pleased likewise to have fulfilled some of the motivating people who are working so tough to end this disease.”
The ex-Manchester United player is a founding member of the management council for Malaria No More UK – the charity running the project.
Dr Pedro Alonso, director of the World Health Organisation’s worldwide malaria program, said: “The introduction of COVID-19 has actually revealed the world how critical our health systems are.
” It is essential that 2021 sees the world returning on track towards attaining existing targets to reduce malaria as we come through the pandemic.
” By investing in ending malaria, we will not only save lives that would otherwise be lost to this lethal disease; we will also safeguard current health systems from the double burden of malaria and other illness like COVID-19.”
House star Hugh Laurie, vocalist Emeli Sande and The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi have all previously appeared in campaigns for the charity.