David Livingstone

19 March 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. This missionary, explorer, writer and medic rose from humble beginnings in a Lanarkshire tenement to become celebrated as “Africa’s first freedom fighter.”

Numerous events are planned across Scotland and further afield in 2013, giving you the opportunity to rediscover a man whose life and legacy spanned continents.

David Livingstone overcame many challenges to leave a lasting legacy, particularly in Malawi. However, the challenges faced by Malawians today are very different from those in Livingstone’s time. You have the opportunity to impact greatly in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Malawi – find out more about this vital work.