David Beckham is set to lead a campaign to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa.

As part of his role as a Unicef ambassador, the former England captain will appear in a video which highlights ways to prevent the spread of the virus and will be broadcast across West Africa.

The 39-year-old will explain how cleanliness is crucial in controlling the epidemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as the death toll rises to 4,033.
His role in the outbreak was revealed by Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen to the Sun on Sunday.

She said: ‘To have David Beckham involved in this campaign is massive for us and we are so grateful to him. In Sierra Leone football is a religion.

Source and full story: Daily Mail, 12 October 2014