Singer Annie Lennox is heading to Africa in the New Year (11) as she pushes forward with her campaign to stamp out the deadly HIV/AIDS virus.
The former Eurythmics star is a leading campaigner for AIDS initiatives, and works closely with politicians in her native Scotland on ways to combat the disease.
And she is now planning a trip to Malawi to review the progress of anti-HIV projects set up in the country five years ago (05).
She tells Scotland's Daily Record, "There is a huge pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa and all around the world but in the U.K., we still have an issue with HIV and AIDS and we need to address it, especially when it comes to young people. I just felt (working with politicians) was a way to help me broaden my platform.
"I am going to Malawi in February and it's going to be an interesting trip with some members of the Scottish parliament. We'll be seeing projects that were established by the parliament five years ago."