Soccer superstar David Beckham has vowed to help Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown battle malaria in a bid to save lives around the world.
The sports hunk has teamed up with the U.K.'s leader to launch an anti-malaria campaign, Malaria No More UK, in a bid to eradicate the deadly disease in high-risk areas.
Despite being easily treatable, half the world's population is at risk from the illness.
And Beckham believes that with the support of the British government, he can help wipe out Malaria for good.
He says, "It's truly incredible to think we can stop this killer disease forever and it's such a simple thing to do.
"For less than the cost of a football you can protect a family from dying. I urge the U.K. public to get behind the Malaria No More UK campaign to save a life and make malaria no more."