The Royal Scottish Geographical Society has named the star its latest Livingstone Medal recipient, in recognition of her positive contribution and dedication to raising awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
The Livingstone Medal, was first awarded in 1901, also recognises her work as an ambassador for UNAIDS, Oxfam, 46664, Amnesty International and the British Red Cross, as well as Special Envoy for the Scottish Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Annie said: “I’m truly honoured to receive such a significant and historical award as the Livingstone Medal.
“There have been numerous social and medical transformations since David Livingstone’s lifetime, yet there is still so much more to do before we can see the end of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which has ravaged the lives of millions of men, women and children across every region of Sub Saharan Africa.
“My contribution has been small, but my dream would be to see the end of AIDS in the not too distant future.”
The RSGS Livingstone Medal was endowed by RSGS co-founder Agnes Livingstone-Bruce in memory of her father Dr David Livingstone. Past recipients include astronaut Neil Armstrong, Everest climber Sir Edmund Hillary and explorer Ranulph Fiennes.